When: Late February/March; annually
Every year in late February or March, the Hindu community chucks the deuces to winter and welcomes in the spring season with the loving act of getting each other dirty. Holi, or the Festival of Colors, is a two day event beginning with parties around bonfires and continues on with folks hurling rainbow colored powder at each other. Beats just watching Punxsutawney Phil deal with his shadow, right? No worries if you can't make it all the way to India for the festival; NYC Bhangra is bringing the color fest to the Big Apple during Holi Hai 2013 on March 31st. You might want to keep your Cool Grey's at home for this one, folks.