7 Holi Celebrations to attend in your twenties
Holi is always fun. For people who love it and even for people who don’t.
Yes, you don’t need to be painted and soaked in synthetic colors to enjoy this festival. It is about the energetic aura and excitement that it brings. There is something about those colors though, that it makes people relive their childhood, even if it means for a day.
Holi is the festival of colors celebrated in the country. Though the festival finds its roots in Hindu Mythology. One of the legends is about the death of Holika, sister of evil Hiranyakashyup. The Festival is also widely associated with Krishna and Radha and their immortal compassion for each other.
One of most important and celebrated festival is the conclusion of winters and onset of Summer season, so yeah- we love getting water splashed on us.
Good Food. Good clothes and Good Friends. That’s what Holi is about.
To make amends to people you have done wrong to.
To say hi to people you haven’t talked in ages.
To spend time with your family gathered around doing nothing but catching up with each other.
And for people who love travelling and experience new things, no festival could be as cool as Holi. These listed HOLI celebrations kick asses of biggest music concerts of the world. These are fun, full of activities and makes you be part of the experience that is almost once in a lifetime.
The Banke-Bihari Temple in Vrindavan hosts a week long Holi celebration. The kickass event takes place just a day before the Holi festival. The temple opens up its doors to all visitors to come and play Holi.
According to legend, the tradition of playing colors on Holi originated from the leela of Radha and Krishna. Mathura holds a renowned show in the week before Holi.
You would have all heard of Lath Mar Holi and craved to be part of it once in your life. Well, Barsana in Uttar Pradesh is the place where people play Lath mar Holi every year.
Barsana was the home of Radha where Krishna went to tease her and her friends. Taking offence at this, the women would chase him away with their Weapon of Mass Destruction, their Laths.
The main celebrations at Barsana, take place at the Ladliji temple, dedicated to Sri Radha Rani.
So ditch that hill station vacation with your friends this weekend and be part of something as exhilarating as something like Lath Mar Holi of Barsana.
Hola Mohalla takes the form of martial skills demonstration in simulated battles. On this three-day grand festival- mock battles, exhibitions, display of weapons, etc., make the experience crazy with kirtan, music and poetry competitions.
The participants perform daring feats, such as Gatka (mock encounters with real weapons), tent pegging, bareback horse-riding, standing erect on two speeding horses and various other feats of bravery.
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An elephant festival kicks off the celebrations in Jaipur. Every year the Holi festival begins with a massive parade including elaborately decorated elephants, camels, horses, and folk dancing through the streets.
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Shigmostav is highlighted with performances of troupes in the form of parades and cultural dramas. Festivities reach the peak on the fifth day poeple enjoy with gulal while running after each other. Most of the festivities are mainly concentrated in Panjim, Vasco and Margao.
The main Goa Beaches also turn colorful on the day of Holi with large number of locals & tourists gathering on the shores to play with colors.
So if you’re single and fun. GOA is the place this Holi.
Hampi is such a place that is beautiful anyway. You would love to be there just once. Imagine what the beautiful city would be like in colors. The monuments and structures turn all color-powerful on this day, cheering hearts and souls of people there.
People gather in the streets to splash colors and dancing to the drum beats followed by a nice dip in the river. One of the top heritage sites in India turns colorful on the eve of Holi. Hampi is one of the prime faces of Karnataka Tourism.
The celebrations include hanging a pot full of buttermilk and men clamber on top of one another and try to reach the pot. One that succeeds in breaking the pot is named Holi King of that year.
And when is Mumbai not FUN? With its crazy parties and insane activities, you would love your Holi vacation here. The Dahi Handi activities are such a big hit that celebrities make their appearance to promote their movies and interact with people.
So where will you be this Holi? Tell us your interesting holi experiences in comments.
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