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March 16, 2009

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Ajlouny

What is the significance of the colored powder?

Preston

In India, colored powders are thrown since Holi is the spring festival of colors:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

Outside of India, such powders are not produced in great quantities, so the Guyanese in New York and Guyana use Johnson's baby powder. They also wear white clothing, so the dyed liquids will show up on them.

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