HOLI- FESTIVAL OF COLOURS

Flower Holi at Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2019.
Holi is a festival of colours. It is one of the main festivals celebrated across India. Though it's the date of origin is precisely not available but it has been aeons ago. The celebration of Holi is mentioned in the texts belonging from 300BC and even earlier. Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular among non-Hindus as well in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.
In addition to India and Nepal, the festival is celebrated by Indian subcontinent diaspora in countries such as Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Mauritius, Fiji, Malaysia, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours.
Holi is also celebrated as Thanksgiving fro harvest of the year according to Hinduism.

Celebration of Holi at Vrindavan Mathura, Uttar pradesh, India.
2022

A man throws Gulal over the crowd during Holi celebrations at Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2019.

All those who have celebrated or witnessed holi in Vrindavan & Mathura, they must be having an idea how beautifuly it is celebrated in such a vibrant and joyful way.

And if in case if you haven't you should visit it once, it is something that you are going to cherish all your life. The popular attraction here is the 'Lathmaar Holi' where the women hit men with the sticks (as a tradition) and celebrate holi and phoolo ki holi where people celebrate with flowers in banke bihari temple.

Holi will be celebrated on 29th March 2021 this year, traditional Holi celebration will start from 22nd March 2021:

1. Barsana Laddu Maar Holi in Sri Ji Temple: 22nd March, 2021, Monday

2. Barsana Lathmar Holi : 13th March, 2022, Sunday

3. Nandgaon Lathmaar Holi in Nand Bhawan: 14th March, 2022, Monday

4. Lathmaar / Rang Holi in Rawal village : 25th March, 2021, Thursday

5. Holi in Banke Bihari ji Temple: 25th March, 2021, Thursday

6. Holi in Dwarkadheesh: 25th March, 2021, Thursday

7. Gokul Holi: 26th March, 2021, Friday

8. Holika Dahan in Braj: 28th March, 2021, Sunday 

9. Dhulendi in Braj: 29th March, 2021, Monday

10. Baldev Holi: 30th March, 2021, Tuesday


11. Sulabh Holi will be announced later based upon the decision of temple authority of Pagal Baba Mandir. Italso known as Widow Holi.

 

People reciting songs at Nandgaon Temple during the celebration of Holi in Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
A man claps to the beat of songs being sung by the crowd and priests during holi celebration at Nandgaon Temple, Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
Photographed a foot of transgender as they enter the temple during the Holi Celebration In Nandgaon to dance to the songs. Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
A wide-angle shot of the crowd & priest singing together during Holi celebration at Nandgaon Temple. Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
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