What could be the more colourful festival than the festival of colours itself? HOLI “festival of colours” is an ancient Hindu festival which is also the first major festival as per the Hindu calendar. Holi festival is primarily celebrated in the northern India. The festival is celebrated in some style as people greet each other with water and colours and the whole mood is very jovial and exciting.
A number of myths are attached to Holi festival and the most well-known legend is ‘Holika’, by which the festival was earlier known for. The story of prince Praladha, who was the follower of lord Vishu, was burnt alive by father and aunt for his religious faith. The prince didn’t die as Lord Vishnu protected him. As a result, the festival is also marked with bornfire a day earlier as people take the circle of sacred fire.
Holi festival is also related to celebrating good harvest for the season. It is one of the biggest festivals in India and people wait for it with much excitement. The festival is also considered as the ending winter season and beginning of summers. In the recent years, it has grown and is being celebrated in other countries gaining attraction across the globe. To experience Holi festival, north India is a more preferable location as people celebrate with dance, colours, water and most importantly – harmony, which is the unique identity of India.
|Location||Period||Duration||Dates For 2017|
|North India||March||2 Days||12-13 Mar|
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