Know About Holi Festival in India

Holi Celebration in India

Holi is one of the Major Festivals in India. It spread joy and happiness among people. The festival is celebrated across the nation in different ways. This festival is known for much joy and frolic. The festival also signifies the arrival of spring a season of joy and happiness. Holi is popularly known as Basant Utsav in India.

On the day of the Holi festival, special plans are made to color others. Everyone tries to be the first to color others. After coloring each other they not only enjoy special dishes and pakawaan are also served to spread love and affection. Gujhiyas and other sweets are offered to everyone who comes across to color and joins the celebration.

People love to drench others to color with Gulal and Water. Gujhiyas and other sweets are offered to everyone who comes across to color and joins the celebration.

It is also seen in many places that some people used to help poor people and gift clothes, and sweets at this festival. This shows that this is really the festival of joy, love, and happiness. Temple is beautifully decorated for this special occasion. The markets are full of colors and sweets.

Some of the facts say that the use of color and Abeer on the body helps to strengthen the ions of the body and add health and beauty to it.

Farmers show their excitement in their fields and crops. Women do Preparation for Holi Festival by cleaning their homes and surroundings. Children are much excited to celebrate the Holi festival by collecting coins and purchasing Pichkaari and Gulal on the day of the Holi festival.

Holi Celebration Spots in India

Holi festival is deeply attached to Indian culture. There is a variety of Holi celebrations. Holi celebration in India depends on the local culture and traditions. 

There are thousands of languages people used to speak in different locations. If we talk about the Holi festival people used to interpret its importance in their own way. They have given the different regional names of Holi as well. Some of the popular names for Holi are as followed. There are popular places for Holi Celebration in their own way.

  1. Lathmar Holi, Barsana, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Dhulandi Holi in Haryana
  3. Phoolon Ki Holi in Mathura & Vrindavan
  4. Kahila/KhadiBaithaki Holi, Uttarakhand
  5. Royal Holi in Jaipur
  6. Basant Utsav in West Bengal
  7. Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab
  8. Shangla Holi, Kinnaur, Himanchal Pradesh
  9. Kaman Pandigai in Tamil Nadu
  10. Manjul Kuli in Kerala
  11. Shigmo in Goa
  12. Yosang in Manipur
  13. Phaguwa, Bihar
  14. Yaoshang, Manipur
  15. Phakuwah Assam
  16. Dol Jatra/Basant Utsav, West Bengal
  17. Dola, Odisha
  18. Kaman Pandigai, Tamil Nadu
  19. Ukali/Manjal Kuli, Kerala
  20. Shigmo, Goa
  21. Shimga/Rang Panchami, Maharashtra
  22. Dahi Handi Holi, Ahamdabad, Gujrat
  23. Royal Holi, Rajasthan
  24. Dhulandi, Haryana

Famous Places for Holi Celebration in India

The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. Some places are famous for their own style of Holi celebration.

  • Mathura Ki Holi
  • Brindaban Ki Holi
  • Banaras Ki Holi

Temples are beautifully decorated on this special occasion. The markets are full of Colors and sweets. The Temple of Radha-Krishna becomes the junction of the Holi Celebration. Devotees turn the swings signing devotional Holi songs. nowadays small play is organized to indicate the spirits of joy and happiness at this festival.