03/24/2016 10:48 EDT | Updated 03/24/2016 10:59 EDT

7 Rules You Should Never Break During Holi

Holi, the festival that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, officially starts on March 24.

During the holiday, which is also symbolic of good over evil, people celebrate by taking part in religious prayers and throwing powdered colour.

On this day, family and friends gather to celebrate by playing with vibrant hues of reds, purples and greens, with one aim in mind: get your loved one covered in powder from head to toe.

But if you're new to Holi celebrations this year, or if you find yourself at an event with strangers, there are some rules we believe you should never break. For starters, avoid the eyes — nobody wants to get a bunch of colourful powder directly into their eyes.

Below are six other rules you should follow during Holi this year. What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below:

6 Rules You Should Never Break During Hol6