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Yesterday marked the official beginning of spring in India, as the country’s people celebrated the Holi festival, which brings color to life.
Holi got its name as the “Festival of Colors” from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the villagers by drenching them in colors and water. People spend the day smearing colored powder all over each other’s faces, throwing colored water at each other, having parties and dancing under water sprinklers. 
Check out more vibrant photos from the Associated Press.

Yesterday marked the official beginning of spring in India, as the country’s people celebrated the Holi festival, which brings color to life.

Holi got its name as the “Festival of Colors” from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the villagers by drenching them in colors and water. People spend the day smearing colored powder all over each other’s faces, throwing colored water at each other, having parties and dancing under water sprinklers.

Check out more vibrant photos from the Associated Press.

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It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until the tree is lit. If you still haven’t gotten around to spicing up your spruce, check out these tree-decorating basics:
We think the wall trees above are super chic, but if you have a real tree, keep it green by freshening the water daily.
Lights on first, followed by garland and then ornaments. It’s best to work your way from the inside of the branch outward.
Placement of the ornaments will add depth. Purchase some filler ornaments to put on the inside of the tree and keep the special ornaments visible.
Finish it off with your favorite tree topper.

It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until the tree is lit. If you still haven’t gotten around to spicing up your spruce, check out these tree-decorating basics:

  • We think the wall trees above are super chic, but if you have a real tree, keep it green by freshening the water daily.
  • Lights on first, followed by garland and then ornaments. It’s best to work your way from the inside of the branch outward.
  • Placement of the ornaments will add depth. Purchase some filler ornaments to put on the inside of the tree and keep the special ornaments visible.
  • Finish it off with your favorite tree topper.

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