Ranjit Singh would celebrate Holi with others in the Bilawal gardens, where decorative tents were set up.
In 1837, Sir Henry Fane who was the commander-in-chief of the British Indian army joined the Holi celebrations organised by Ranjit Singh.
To many Hindus and some non-Hindus, it is a playful cultural event and an excuse to throw coloured water at friends or strangers in jest.
It is therefore observed broadly in the Indian subcontinent.
Ever since, the playful colouring of Radha's face has been commemorated as Holi.
Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders.The festivities officially usher in spring, with Holi celebrated as a festival of love.In his youth, Krishna despaired whether the fair-skinned Radha and other girls would like him because of his skin colour.The Holi festival has a cultural significance among various Hindu traditions of the Indian subcontinent.It is the festive day to end and rid oneself of past errors, to end conflicts by meeting others, a day to forget and forgive.