Bringing people together from all walks of life, the vibrant Holi Festival of Colours is an annual celebration to welcome in spring. The colourful festival is originally from India, but has followed its population as they relocate all over the world and you'll now find spectacular celebrations closer to home than you might think.
As the home and birthplace Holi traditions, there are hundreds of celebrations and festivals all over India that can last up to a fortnight. Colours are to be found in every corner of most cities and regions, so there's no chance of missing out. If you can't reach India in March, Mumbai also hosts the "Colour Festival" in August.
From the "Life in Colour" festival in Florida, to the "Coloriam" music festival in Texas, to the Los Angeles "Colour Throws", America relishes the Holi festivities bringing together colour, music, dances and food.
Melbourne hosts the largest Festival of Colours in Australia, with thousands getting lost beneath a cloud of colourful powders, but there are also many more spread across the country as people come together to celebrate.
Members of the Muslim community join their Hindu neighbours to celebrate in true Holi style with water and colours - particularly university and college students in Dhaka, the capital, who sing, dance and enjoy themselves together.
Being a country with a large Indian population, Holi in Canada is a big deal. In 2016 the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa staged its first Holi celebrations, to celebrate the traditional notion of the triumph of good over evil.