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Holi celebrated across Punjab, Haryana

Colours of all hues, the smell of'gulal' and joyous spirit pervaded the streets on Monday as people from all walks from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh celebrated Holi with traditional fanfare and gaiety.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 18, 2014 10:54 IST
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Colours of all hues, the smell of'gulal' and joyous spirit pervaded the streets on Monday as people from all walks from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh celebrated Holi with traditional fanfare and gaiety.


Revellers exchanged greetings with each other to celebrate the festival of colours.

People visited friends and relatives, gifted 'gujia' (a traditional sweet) besides smearing 'gulal' (colour powder) on each other's faces, reports here said.

'Holi Hai' rent the air as groups of revellers zoomed the streets on motorbikes while youngsters danced to popular numbers and children armed with 'pichkaris' chased each other and hurled water-filled balloons on people from rooftops.

Police personnel were deployed across the twin states and Chandigarh to keep a watch on anti-social elements.

No major untoward incident was reported from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, officials said, adding that the celebrations passed off peacefully.