THE BRONX - The Vishnu Mandir temple celebrated the beginning of spring and its abundant colors with its annual Holi Festival.

Holi, the annual Hindu festival of color, heralds the arrival of spring through an assortment of colorful paint, food and activities.

Members of the temple, located at 1216 Noble Ave., praised the festival as a positive way to bring the family together.

Holi’s official date this year is March 17.