35159KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Fagu festival or Holi is being celebrated in Hilly districts including Kathmandu Valley on Thursday by smearing abeer (red vermilion powder) and throwing color and water-filled balloons at each other.

An important festival of the Nepalese people, Holi begins on the eighth day of the new moon and ends with the burning of the “Chir´, which was installed earlier, on the full moon day.

Photos: Dinesh Gole, Upendra Lamichhane and RSS 


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