Holi is one of the most enjoying festival known as ‘The Festival of Colors’ in India. It is one of only a handful couple of celebrations that depict India at its most genuine. It is energetic, clamorous, boisterous, has an intriguing legendary back-story to it, and the end moral is – Good will always triumph over Evil. It is celebrated in various ways in different areas of the country. Here, we will discuss the way it is celebrated in India:
Holi in Barsana, Uttar Pradesh
Holi in Barsana, popularly known as the Laathmar Holi. It is celebrated in a much different way. Menfolk, aren’t greeted with a smattering of color, but a charge of sticks. Women use these sticks to chase away the men who tease them (similar to the folklore of Krishna teasing his Gopis). But in all that running and chasing, don’t forget to sip on some thandai!
Holi Celebration in Gujarat
Holi is celebrated as a reap celebration in the Gujarat. It is celebrated more than two days. During the Holi, the general population watch fasts and at night amass to offers prayers to a bonfire which is lit amid that time. People offer coconut, crude mangoes, corn, khoya and toys delivered from sugar to the "Holika" before applying tilak on each other. Like different states Holika is celebrated with extraordinary excitement and zeel.
Celebration in Manipur
Holi festival in Manipur, celebrated by the name of ‘Yaoshang’. Holi happens to be a six day long festival here starting from the full moon day of Phalguna, known to be the most vivid celebration of Manipur. One can definitely not miss ‘Thabal Chongba’, a tradition where young boys and girls dance enthusiastically under the moonlight. Also, numerous cultural activities take place at the Krishna temples as a tribute.