Hindus residing in Pakistan also celebrate holi, though, of course,
in not as grand a fashion as seen in India.
People celebrate the victory of good over evil forces by lighting bonfires
called Holika. The tradition comes from the legend of Prahlad and
Hiranyakashyap. In fact, people follow the same traditions and rituals as in
India due to their roots in India. People clean their houses and prepare
special delicacies like gujiyas, papri and dahi badas. They meet up with
friends and play with the colours, dance and generally have good time.
Hindus usually gather in temples and celebrate the Holi there. Much gaiety
can be seen in temples located in cities which have a comparatively greater
Hindu population. Such as in Lahore and Sindh region.