Every year around March, the people of India do this, Holi, the festival of colors, which celebrates the arrival of Spring. The festival of Holi actually starts with a bonfire made up of all the leaves and branches left through the winter.
The fire is meant to signify the destruction of evil, and the heat is also a reminder that winter is behind and that hot summer days are ahead. As a metaphor, this would work now in our current state of affairs. Burn the leftovers, start fresh, leave the disappointment behind and look forward to better times.
The Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of „good” over „bad”. Holi is the festival of freedom from social norms. Colors are showered on people dressed up in white clothes, and the whole community seems to merge into one big fraternity without any distinction of caste, creed, color or sex.
I have added a nice Bollywood video here: