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Gear up for colorful pictures, traditional Indian culture and food as the festival of Holi comes to Reno this August. 

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter and is often celebrated with music, dance and colors. 

Deriving from a traditional Indian festival, the traveling celebration of Holi Festival of Colors from Utah comes to Reno from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St.

Apart from the flurry of colors, the activities also include live music, deejays, top-of-the-hour colorthrows, interactive dance, yoga, free hugs, crafts and a range of ethnic vegetarian dishes.

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