Holi celebrations in Leicester, marking the start of Spring

A bonfire is light to remind devotees of the symbolic victory of good over evil Photo: ITV News Central

Hundreds of people have turned out to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi in Leicester. A bonfire was lit at the celebrations, in Leicester's Spinney Hill and Cossington parks, symbolising good over evil.

Devotees also throw coloured powder at each other, as part of the celebrations which also mark the start of Spring.

A Hindu priest with police and stewards light a smaller bonfire Credit: ITV News Central
Stewards prepare to light the bigger bonfire Credit: ITV News Central
Attendees are a safe distance away from the bonfire Credit: ITV News Central
Hundreds of people attended the celebration at Leicester's Spinney Hill Park Credit: ITV News Central

Click here to look at pictures and videos from last year's Holi celebrations in Leicester.

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Terrific atmosphere here in Spinney Hill Park for Leicester's #Holi celebrations

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Hindu festival of Holi in Leicester, I don't understand what's going on but good luck to them! :) http://t.co/y50Uk1QonF

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