Holi 2019: US Consulate Mumbai Celebrates Holi by Sharing Image of Jawaharlal Nehru Applying Colour on America's First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Watch Pics
Former Indian Premier Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru applying colours to America's First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962 on occasion of Holi. (Photo Credit: US Consulate Twitter)

Mumbai, March 21: With the festival of colours - Holi 2019 - coming to an end, United States Consulate in Mumbai on Thursday celebrated the festival by remembering former Indian Premier Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru applying colours to America's First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962 on occasion of Holi. Holi 2019: Pakistan PM Imran Khan Extends Wishes to Hindu Community on Festival of Colours.

The image that was shared by the US Consulate Mumbai on its Twitter page shows Pandit Nehru applying colour to the then First Lady, wearing a smile on face. Also, Mrs Kennedy can be seen accepting the colour as a goodwill gesture. Happy Holi 2019: PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Other Politicians Extend Their Wishes on Festival of Colours.

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Along with this, the US Consulate also shared images of families of the consulate playing Holi. Employees of the embassy were seen happy while playing with colours.

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Holi is one of the majorly celebrated festivals across India. Holi 2019 will be marked with Holika Dahan on March 20, also known as Choti Holi. The following day is called the rangwali Holi which sees people immersing in colours and water as a part of the festivities. Some parts of North India, especially the state of Uttar Pradesh has enthusiastic celebrations of this festival of colours.