Holi celebrated with verve in Bengal

Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Holi was celebrated with great enthusiasm across West Bengal on Monday as people participated in great numbers in the festival of colours and swayed to popular beats.

While the Bengali community dominated the Dol (spring festival similar to Holi) celebrations on Sunday, it was the turn of the non-Bengali communities (predominantly Marwaris, Gujratis and Biharis) to splash colours on one another on Monday.

City hot spots including amusement parks and community centres saw huge footfalls as revellers feasted and spent time with friends and relatives with peppy Bollywood numbers played in the background.

Plates of crunchy gujiyas, sev, laddoos and other sweets were emptied in the wink of an eye and tall glasses of coolers like lassi and thandai went around among the old and young alike as they smeared gulal on each other.

State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to twitter to wish the people on the occasion.

“Wishing you a very happy Holi,” she said.

–IANS

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