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Author's Note: How Holi Works
Holi is an Indian holiday, but I found it's celebrated elsewhere. I found pictures of New Yorkers, Londoners, South Africans and Pakistanis covered in Holi colors. In Salt Lake City, Utah, tens of thousands of people gathered for Holi in 2012. San Francisco, too, does Holi. So chances are pretty decent there's a Holi festival happening near you, But be warned: The color may not come easily out of clothes, or skin, or hair, at least judging by the number of Holi-color-removal instructional videos I came across in my research. I walked away with the feeling that if you go, you should wear clothes you wouldn't mind throwing in the trash. And maybe some goggles!
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- "Mumbai's toxic Holi: Over 200 hospitalized for color poisoning." NGTV. March 9, 2012. (Jan. 18, 2013) http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/mumbai-s-toxic-holi-over-200-hospitalised-for-colour-poisoning-183990
- "Religions: Holi." BBC. Sept. 30, 2009. (Jan. 14, 2013) http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/holydays/holi_1.shtml
- "Spring is in the air." The Hindu. March 6, 2004. (Jan. 14, 2013) http://www.hindu.com/yw/2004/03/06/stories/2004030600060400.htm