If one were to put it this way. Barsana’s main attraction is, perhaps, Holi, often held a week before the rest of India celebrates the festival. Men in traditional white dhoti and angarakha, from the neighbouring Nandagram, play Holi with the gopis of Barsana, looking splendid in bright-coloured Ghagra and blouse. They beat the men at least pretend to with sticks and that is why Barsana’s Holi is also known as lathmar Holi. All this is set to the accompaniment of music by bhajan mandlis that come to Barsana during the festive occasion.