Berlin got a bit colorful over the weekend. On Sunday, those in the German capital celebrated Holi, the festival of colors.
On Sunday, about 3,000 people joined in the fun by throwing around multi-colored powder at the Berlin Holi festival.
Holi is original an Indian religious festival. The event, which is primarily celebrated in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and several other countries, is also known as Phagwah and Festival of Colors. The festival is typically celebrated in the beginning of spring as a way to say goodbye to winter, but those in Berlin decided to bring the colorful event to the country on July 29.
In addition to colorful powder being tossed around, the festival featured Indian DJs, acrobatics and dancing.
Thousands of partygoers were able to buy the powdered paint for two euros. They then proceeded to cover each other from head to toe in the paint. To ensure things didn't get too out of hand, only 3,000 people were allowed to participate.
The ritual of throwing the colored powder has become popular all over the world. Some festivals have spread to the US, the UK, Mauritus, and more. This was the first time that the festival came to Berlin, Germany.
Here are some photos of Berlin's Holi Festival.