It's officially spring

Posted : 2022-03-22 09:45 Updated : 2022-03-23 09:22
An Indian couple stained with colored powder enjoys a loving moment during the Holi festival celebrations in Chennai, India, 18 March 2022. Holi, also known as the 'Festival Of Colors' is an ancient Indian Hindu festival symbolizing the victory of good over evil and marking the arrival of spring. It is with joyful gatherings during which revelers cover each other in colored powders. EPA

Indian revelers pelt each other with colored powders as they celebrate the Holi festival in Mumbai, India, 18 March 2022. EPA

A girl celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 18, 2022. Holi also heralds the arrival of spring. AP

Indian revelers pelt each other with colored powders as they celebrate the Holi festival in Mumbai, India, 18 March 2022. EPA

Indian revelers pelt each other with colored powders as they celebrate the Holi festival in Mumbai, India, 18 March 2022. EPA

An Indian reveler with a color stained face celebrates Holi festival in Bangalore, India, 18 March 2022. EPA

People from the Pakistani Hindu community celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, March 18, 2022. AP

An Indian paramilitary soldier is covered in colored powder as he celebrates the Hindu spring festival of Holi at their camp in Srinagar on March 18, 2022. AFP

Youths smeared in coloured powder and dressed as Lord Krishna (R) and deity Radha (L) celebrate with others the Holi festival, the Hindu spring festival of colours, in Kolkata on March 17, 2022. AFP

A youth smeared in coloured powder and dressed as Lord Krishna celebrates with others the Holi festival, the Hindu spring festival of colours, in Kolkata on March 17, 2022. AFP

People celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, March 17, 2022. Holi also heralds the arrival of spring. AP

Medical students play with coloured powder as they participate in Holi celebrations, the Hindu spring festival of colours, inside Moti Lal Nehru Medical College campus in Allahabad on March 16, 2022. AFP

Revellers celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi in Allahabad on March 18, 2022. AFP

Indians perform rituals around a bonfire during Holi festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, Thursday, March 17, 2022. The Hindu festival of colors, also marks the advent of spring. AP

Afghan refugees children gather around a fire during a traditional fire feasts (Charshanbeh Suri) in Lavasan, Iran, 15 March 2022. The festival is held annually on the last Wednesday eve before the Persian New Year (Nowruz), which starts on 21 March, also marking the beginning of spring. Nowruz, which has been celebrated for at least three thousand years, is the most revered celebration in the greater Persian world, which includes the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and portions of western China and northern Iraq. EPA

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches as they celebrate Nowruz Day, a festival marking the first day of spring and Persian New Year, in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2022. REUTERS

Iraqi Kurds holding lit torches walk up a mountain during celebrations of Noruz (Nowruz), the Persian new year, in the town of Akra, about 100 kilometres north of Arbil in Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region, on March 20, 2022. - The Persian New Year is an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrated by Iranians and Kurds which coincides with the vernal (spring) equinox and is calculated by the solar calendar. AFP

An Iraqi Kurd holds a Kurdish flag while another holds lit torches while walking up a mountain during celebrations of Noruz (Nowruz), the Persian new year, in the town of Akra, about 100 kilometres north of Arbil in Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region, on March 20, 2022. AFP

Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (Gray Wolf) or Buzkashi (Goat Grabbing) in Cholpon-Ata near Issyk-Kule lake some 250kms from Bishkek on March 19, 2022. - Mounted players compete for points by throwing a stuffed sheepskin into a well. Games are dedicated to the celebration of Nowruz, "The New Year" in Farsi, is an ancient festival marking the first day of spring in Central Asia on March 21. AFP

Villagers dance at a ceremony marking the start of spring farming in Carbanang Village, Quxu County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 16, 2022.
The annual spring farming ceremony was held in Tibet on Wednesday to pray for a bumper harvest of the year. Xinhua

An Iranian woman releases a wishing lantern during a traditional fire feasts (Charshanbeh Suri) in Lavasan, Iran, 15 March 2022. The festival is held annually on the last Wednesday eve before the Persian New Year (Nowruz), which starts on 21 March, also marking the beginning of spring. EPA

Marty Carrillo, left, watches as Francisco Guajarado starts a hand stand at the top of a crest of a sand dune Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Monahans Sandhills State Park in Monahans, Texas. Carillo and Guajarado are college students at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, doing a West Texas road trip on spring break. AP

The Pueblo East baseball team clears the snow from Thursday's storm off the field at Mountain Lion Park on the campus of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Friday, March 18, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. AP

A couple hugs under a rainbow on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 16, 2022. - Music, dancing, alcohol and tiny swimsuits -- spring vacation in the United States, popularly known as "spring break," brings thousands of young people to south Florida every year for a few days of uncontrolled fun, much to the chagrin of residents in cities like Miami Beach. AFP

A worker wipes down the glass as the sky begins to turn the color red behind One Vanderbilt as content creators and photographers enjoy the views of a spring equinox sunrise at Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York City on Sunday, March 20, 2022. UPI

Content creators and photographers enjoy the views of a spring equinox sunrise at Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York City on Sunday, March 20, 2022. UPI

Content creator Christine Tran enjoys the views of a spring equinox sunrise at Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York City on Sunday, March 20, 2022. UPI

A man stands before a field of wild mustard flowers in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza strip ahead of the year's first astronomical day of spring, on March 20, 2022. AFP

Daffodils are seen in full bloom at the arrival of the spring equinox, in Hyde Park, London, Britain, March 20, 2022. REUTERS

An Anna's hummingbird collects nectar from a plant at Shell Ridge Open Space in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Sunday is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. AP

Andrea Chai, of Emeryville, holds her son Jordan, 1, as she hikes with her husband, Kevin Yen, among the wildflowers at Shell Ridge Open Space in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Sunday is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. AP

A view of blooming flowers at the Jasne Blonia Park during the first day of spring falls in Szczecin, northwestern Poland, 20 March 2022. EPA

A girl plays a piano while surrounded by potted plants in her house yard in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza strip ahead of the year's first astronomical day of spring, on March 20, 2022. AFP