On the fifth day of the dark half of Phalgun the feast of Color
is celebrated. The festival marks the end of the year according
to the Indian calendar, and the spirit of festivity is alive in
every Hindu household. It is celebrated throughout India in
early spring with cheer and gaiety. Holi comes when the cold
winter months give way to summer. It takes place over two days
around late February or March..............
Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the
Marathi population of India. Marathi is primarily spoken in
Maharashtra and parts of neighboring states. It is the official
language of the state of Maharashtra. Marathi is the oldest of the
regional literatures in Indo-Aryan languages. Marathi is thought to
be a descendent of Maharashtri, one of the Prakrit languages which
developed from Sanskrit. The script currently used in Marathi is
called 'bALbodh' which is a modified version of Devnaagari script.