Originally Buddhist, the inhabitants of Kathmandu gradually adopted the Hindu religion which is, today, followed by a majority of nepalese in the capital. Many religious festivals punctuate the daily life of the city. The Holi festival, which announces the arrival of spring, is certainly the most popular. On this occasion, hundreds of young people invade the streets to throw water and a colored powder called "glutal" at each other. As for the women, they adorn their most beautiful sari to follow the religious procession and to attend the bonfires which announce the end of the Holi festivities.