Holi is undoubtedly one of the worlds most colourful festival. Here we have everything you need. Festival of holi.
How Long is Holi Celebrated?
Holi festival;is for two days -on March 9th and 10th March 2020
Why is Holi called the festival of colors?
Holi is the colourful festival that brings feeling of love and closeness among people. It is also known as Rang Panchami Holi is also called the Spring Festival. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the Phalgun month which is the month of March as per Gregorian calendar. People spread colourful colours over each other.
Entire country wears a cheerful look when it is time for Holi festivity. Loads of diverse hues of abeer and gulal can be seen on the Womenfolk start making early plannings for the holi festival as they cook loads of mathri, papri and gujiya for the family & also for the relatives.
Famous HOLI songs from Hindi movies
Aayee re aayee re holi… Zakhmee
Dekho Aayi Holi… Mangal Pandey
Holi Ke Din… Sholay
Arre ja re hat natkhat… Navrang
Hori Khele Raghuveera…Baghban
Mohe Chedo Na…Lamhe
Aaj na chodenge bas humjoli khelenge hum holi… Kati Patang
Koi bheega hai rang se … Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost
Ang se ang lagana sajan… Darr
Mal de gulal mohe, aaye holi aaye re… Kaamchor
Apne rang mein rang de mujko … Aakhir Kyon
Aayee re aayee re holi… Zakhmee
Phagun aayo re… Phagun
Holi aaye re kanhayee… Mother India
Tan rang lo ji aaj mann rang lo… Kohinoor
O dekho holi aayi… Mashaal
Rang di preet ne rang di… Dhanwan
When Holi is Celebrated in India in 2020?
Holi is the one of the most famous festivals of India that are celebrated in various regions of India. In 2020 Holi is celebrated on 10th March, and Holika Dahan is on 9th March.
Where is Holi celebrated in India
1. Holi in Barsana
Barsana is a small village located near Mathura of Uttar Pradesh.. Holi festival is celebrated with an age-old tradition where women of the land beat up men with a small stick decorated with colorful cloth and paper.
This celebration is called Lathmar. Lathmar Holi is played exactly one week in prior to the actual celebration of Holi. Two days before Holi, the village celebrates Ladoo Holi during which all the households in the region make delicacies and share with others. On the Holi day, people conduct special rituals at home and temples before drenching each other with color water and powder.
2. Mathura & Vrindhavan Traditional Holi
Mathura is an ancient city and is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna was born. On Holi day, people start a long procession with music, dance and celebration from the temple to the Holi Gate. This marks the beginning of Holi festival, which takes place for one week.
In Vrindhavan Holi is celebrated in Banke Bihari temple. On the day before Holi, people visit the temple to participate in the Holi of God. Priest spray color water on the deity and on the devotees. The devotees chant bhajans together .On the Holi day, the celebrations start at 9 am in the morning. People throw color powder at each other inside the temple. Devotees specifically dress in light colors or white for enjoying the colors
3. Holi in Shantiniketan
West Bengal’s Shantiniketan is the best spot to visit to enjoy a Holi festival filled with cultural activities. Here, Holi is called as Basanta Utsav. You can find many cultural programs during this festival. Folk dance, music festival, puppet shows and much more are conducted throughout the city.
4. Holi in Purulia
Purulia of West Bengal celebrates the spring with Basanta Utsav. Folk dance, Chau dance, Nauta dance, and Darbarijhumur are conducted throughout the place. Baul musicians conduct concerts at various places in Purulia.
However, the iconic celebration is conducted at Bandhar Deul, an ancient temple. Thousands of people visit the temple early in the morning to enjoy music performances and enjoy with colors. Mohua, a local beverage is served to people who enjoy Holi in the temple.
On the day after Holi, poetry recitals take place in the temple. Short folk performances also takes place at various places.
5. Holi in Anandpur Sahib
On the day after Holi, Hola Mohalla, a Sikh festival is celebrated in Anandpur Sahib, punjab.
A day before Holi, a large three-day fair is conducted which ends on Hola, the Sikh New Year. You can enjoy fireworks, music, poetry, dance forms, martial art performance and many others. A military styled procession is conducted near the Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib.
6. Holi in Udaipur
Udaipur celebrates Holi in a royal style. On the evening before Holi, Holika Dahan is conducted. The royal family of Udaipur take part in the iconic procession of the celebration, seated on elephants or horses. The whole city forms a procession of dance, music and celebration and follows the royal family from the palace to Manek Chowk. A large bon fire is conducted in the chowk region, which is followed by several dance and music performances. By the end of the day, a large puppet of demon Holika is burnt in the fire, recreating a mythical scene, which leads to the celebration of Holi. On the day of Holi, color waters are thrown on each other.People enjoy with folk dance and music.
7. Holi in Delhi
If you’re the partying type then hit Delhi especially during Moo Holy Festival with loud music, parties, stage shows, etc.
8. Holi in Goa
Celebrate Holi at the happening beaches in Goa
9. Holi in Hampi
One of most ancient cities known as ‘temple town’ is full of visitors who smear each other with colors and there’s loud music, drums.
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