Holi 2022: Here's how the festival of colours is celebrated in different parts of the country

Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST
  • Holi, the festival of colours, symbolises the beginning of spring and the end of the winter season. It is usually celebrated in the month of February or March.
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Holi is one Indian festival that is celebrated with great grandeur and enthusiasm by all religions across the country. Most people celebrate the festival by applying vibrant colours on one another and play with water but that's not it. There are various unique ways of celebrating it in different states.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Holi is one Indian festival that is celebrated with great grandeur and enthusiasm by all religions across the country. Most people celebrate the festival by applying vibrant colours on one another and play with water but that's not it. There are various unique ways of celebrating it in different states.(Unsplash)

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Uttar Pradesh - Lathmar Holi: As the name suggests, in Barsana, Mathura and Vrindavan, women playfully hit men with laathis. Men defend themselves with dhal or shield.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh - Lathmar Holi: As the name suggests, in Barsana, Mathura and Vrindavan, women playfully hit men with laathis. Men defend themselves with dhal or shield.(Unsplash)

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Maharashtra - Rang Panchami: In Maharashtra, people start the festival by lighting up a pyre of firewood which symbolises the victory of good over evil. It is on the next day that they play with colours and water.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Maharashtra - Rang Panchami: In Maharashtra, people start the festival by lighting up a pyre of firewood which symbolises the victory of good over evil. It is on the next day that they play with colours and water.(Unsplash)

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Kerala - Manjal Kuli: In the south, people celebrate Holi in a very different way compared to the rest of the states. Manjal Kuli is a festival of the Kudumbi and Konkani communities. It is more peaceful and takes place in temples where locals visit and celebrate with folk songs and watercolours containing turmeric.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Kerala - Manjal Kuli: In the south, people celebrate Holi in a very different way compared to the rest of the states. Manjal Kuli is a festival of the Kudumbi and Konkani communities. It is more peaceful and takes place in temples where locals visit and celebrate with folk songs and watercolours containing turmeric.(Unsplash)

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Udaipur - Royal Holi: This festival is organised by the royal family of Mewar. A procession takes place with decorated royal horses and bands. A traditional bonfire is lit and an effigy of Holika is set on fire.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Udaipur - Royal Holi: This festival is organised by the royal family of Mewar. A procession takes place with decorated royal horses and bands. A traditional bonfire is lit and an effigy of Holika is set on fire.(Unsplash)

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Uttarakhand - Kumaoni Holi: The people of the Kumaon region celebrate this festival which is more about music than colours.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Uttarakhand - Kumaoni Holi: The people of the Kumaon region celebrate this festival which is more about music than colours.(Unsplash)

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Goa - Shigmo: Shigmo is a massive carnival where people come out on the streets and dance their hearts out on folk music and play with colours.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Goa - Shigmo: Shigmo is a massive carnival where people come out on the streets and dance their hearts out on folk music and play with colours.(Unsplash)

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Punjab - Holla Mohalla: This three-day long Sikh festival is held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. On this day, mock battles are held followed by music and poetry competitions.(Instagram/@the_diablo1996) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Punjab - Holla Mohalla: This three-day long Sikh festival is held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. On this day, mock battles are held followed by music and poetry competitions.(Instagram/@the_diablo1996)

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