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Rang barse bheege chunar waali rang barse...

Apart from the colours, Holi is also the time for some great grub.

Bhang or Thandai (crushed opium leaves mixed with milk or sweets) is offered to guests on this day. Various types of cold beverages and sherbets are also served along with the sweets.

If in Bengal it's Motth, Futkarai and Malpoa, up north it is Gujjiyas, Kanje ke bari and sugar Batashas. In Maharashtra, Puran poli is served.

It's Holi and it's time for fun and humour. It is the time to paint the world in a riot of colours. So, just go out and celebrate. Paint the town... in whatever colour you like!

Photograph: ROB ELLIOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Also See: The Majestic Mysore Dussehra

Also See: Send gifts to your loved ones this Holi

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