Holi the colourful festival is celebrated by different names in this culturally diverse country. Mathura stands first, where Holi is celebrated with so much charm and enthusiasm. Also, Vrindavan, Barsana and Nandgaon– the places associated with the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna.
At Barsana Holi assumes the name of Lathmaar Holi. Here, women of Barsana give a tough time to men of Nandgaonas they come to play Holi with them. Women drag the unlucky captives, beat them, dress them in a female attire – yet all is in the spirit of Holi.
Happy Holi 2019 is a joyful and colourful festival is being celebrated in India since time immemorial but the popularity, as well as enthusiasm, seems to be rising with every passing year. Particularly, Children enjoy the festival as they throw water balloons on the passerby, and if they stare, have a ready answer ‘Bura na mano Holi Hai..’ and make them smile in the irritating situation. Also, Water missiles called pichkarisare used to drench the person from far away and escape further drenching.
Some places, people follow the tradition of breaking the pot of buttermilk which is hung high on the streets. Boys form a human pyramid and one of the boy break the pot. While, the womenfolk throw buckets of coloured water on them and sing folk songs.
Date of celebration of Holi
Holi is one of the festivals called as festival of colours. Holi is celebrated on different dates every year. Generally falls at the end of the winter in the month of March after the full moon. The previous day to Holi is called as Holika Dahan.