Holi, or, the festival of colors as it is commonly referred to, is a Hindu tradition that has become part of the culture of India and other parts of South Asia. Holi marks the end of winter and beginning of spring and is celebrated each year following the lunar calendar. It usually falls between February and March. While it has origins to the Hindu religion, the festival has elevated beyond religion, caste and race and celebrated by billions around the world. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.