US State Secretary Antony Blinken

US State Secretary Antony Blinken

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The Indian Embassy in the US also wished everyone a joyous celebration (File)

Washington:

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, extended his wishes for the festival of Holi on Monday and hoped that the festival of colours would bring happiness and friendship across the world.

In a post on X, Secretary Blinken said, “Wishing a joyful Holi to those celebrating in the United States and across the world. May the Festival of Colours bring you happiness and friendship this season.”

The Indian Embassy in the US also wished everyone a joyous celebration resplendent with colours and music.

In a video shared on X, the Indian Embassy in the US captured the exuberant spirit of Holi celebrations. The video showcased a lively scene at DuPoint Circle, where people immersed themselves in the festivities, dancing joyously while playing with vibrant colours.

Earlier in the day, US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti also extended Holi wishes to the people of India via a video message shared on X.

He said, “I want to wish everybody a very happy Holi. We have this amazing gujiyas, which has a little bit of an American twist with some pistachios in here, beautiful rose water. There’s no better way than to celebrate Holi across the Indo-Pacific together.”

Holi, the festival of colours, is a celebration of liveliness, joy and, of course, familial ties and close bonds. It marks the blooming of spring after a long winter season. On the day of Holi, people come together and smear dry and wet colours on each other.

Many people, especially children, celebrate the festival by playing with water-filled balloons and water guns. As with any other festival, people also treat each other to special Holi delicacies like gujiya.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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