The Holi Festival is a major Indian holiday celebrated in the Hindu month Phalgun, which is March on the Gregorian calendar. Every year, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter to bring in spring and the vibrancy and fertility associated with the season. People crowd their streets singing, dancing, and throwing colored powder everywhere. The name Holi comes from the demoness, Holika, who carried her nephew Prahlad into a fire to punish him, but instead she was destroyed, saving Prahlad. So Holi is celebrated to mark the end of the evil Holika.