More About Holi Festival Celebration
On the Holi festival day, people spend their morning activity by throwing colored powder and water on each other with the chant “Bura Na Mano Holi Hai” so people don’t get angry with each other. These celebrations go on till afternoon. There are no rituals that need to be performed.
Lathmar Holi celebration – It is celebrated days before the Holi Festival near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, The women of Barsana and Nandgaon villages beat up men with Lath (stick). Lathmar Holi will take place approx a week ago from 10th March in Nandgaon.
Holi Celebration in Mathura and Vrindavan -- Celebrations start a week before the actual date of the Holi Festival. Week-long Holi celebrations at Banke Bihari Temple (temple of lord Krishna) in Vrindavan commence around 4 p.m. on Aanola Ekadashi with the throwing of flowers (Phoolon Wali Holi), The festivities at Vrindavan goes till the day before Holi with the throwing of colors in the morning. Colorful Holi procession takes place at about 3 p.m. in Mathura. Plus, the throwing of colors the next day.
Top Places to Celebrate Holi
You will find celebrations taking place almost all over India. In Northern India, the best place to celebrate Holi is Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. In West Bengal and Odisha, this festival is celebrated as Dol Jatra.
Barsana, Uttar Pradesh – Lathmar Holi
Mathura and Vrindavan – Traditional Holi
Shantiniketan, West Bengal – Cultural Holi
Anandpur Sahib, Punjab – Warrior Holi or Hola Mohalla
Udaipur, Rajasthan – Royal Holi
Jaipur, Rajasthan – Holi, and Elephants
Mumbai and other parts of India – Community Holi