Holi 2016
Revellers take part in India's Holi celebrations in Chennai on 24 March 2016Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

On 24 March India celebrates one of its most popular festivals, Holi. Dubbed the "festival of colours", people take to the streets to indulge in a giant water fight with coloured powder and paint.

Holi is one of India's most popular festivals, signifying the beginning of spring. Although the festival has its roots in Hinduism, it is now widely celebrated by people of all faiths across India, as well as by Indians across the globe.

Holi 2016: What is the Hindu 'festival of colours' and how is it celebrated in India?

While some people hold religious ceremonies during Holi, most people celebrate the festival with dancing, singing and by throwing coloured water. People smear each other with paint and throw coloured powder around, with everyone being allowed to participate, breaking down barriers of caste, age, sex and status.

With everyone getting involved in the festival, many of India's celebrities have taken to Twitter to extend their well wishes to their fans. IBTimes UK rounds up some of the Indian stars celebrating Holi and what they had to say on the day.

Aamir Khan

Irrfan Khan

Sushmita Sen

Amitabh Bachchan

Priyanka Chopra

Abhishek Bachan

Shah Rukh Khan

Sonam Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor

Kalki Koechlin

Chetan Bhagat

Shraddha Kapoor

Siddharth Mallya

Alia Bhatt

Subramaniam Badrinath

Sachin Tendulkar

Hema Malini

Akshay Kumar

Madhuri Dixit-Nene

Shekhar Kapur

Sunny Leone

Kunal Kapur

Jai Singh Rathore

Anushka Sharma

Bipasha Basu

Shekhar Kapur

Harbhajan Singh

Dino Morea

Virat Kohli

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Anupam Kher

Yuvraj Singh

Esha Gupta

Shreya Ghoshal

Lara Dutta Bhupathi

Manish Paul

Manish Malhotra

Neha Dhupia

FB 1283 - Holi ki shubhkamanayein badhai aur pyaar ..HOLI HAI

Posted by Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Holi!

Posted by Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday, 23 March 2016