The Park Holidays

Places For Holi, the Festival of India

With Focus on Mathura, Agra and Some Other Places

Holi, being the festival of Colors is commenced by the lighting of sticks, grass, wheat, piles of wood, and stock.

Holi, being One of the Prime Festivals of Our Country is celebrated with the most Fun and Vigor. Holi, being a very popular festival in the Hindu Religion and Culture is being celebrated from ancient times, it is also known as "the festival of colours”.

Every year, on the arrival of this Auspicious festival, the Spring Season commences, It takes place at the end of winter, It also signifies the blossoming of love, and for many. it's a festive day to meet everyone, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna, which falls around the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan (burning of demon Holika) or Chhoti Holi and the following day as Holi, also called, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Phagwah. Holi is a prime festival, celebrated from ancient times, celebrated in the Hindu Religion, and it has especially become popular, even for people, who don’t belong to this religion. In addition to India and Nepal, the festival is celebrated by the Indian subcontinent, in various countries such as Guyana, Trinidad, and Tobago.

Holi At Mathura

is certainly an experience of a lifetime for everyone. Itis celebrated in the suburbs of Mathura where the love life of Radhaji and Shri Krishna has been imagined. Legends say that Lord Shri Krishna was jealous of her fairness and used to enquire, Yashodaabout his ‘dusky’ face to his mother, Yashoda. It was only to balance the skin tones of each other that he used to throw colors at Radha and paint her face with multiple colors. From his village Nandgaon, Krishna, and his friends used to come to Barsana – Radha’s village to colour Radha and her friends. The girls used to beat the guys, playfully though, with sticks

This tradition has been designated because of the immortal Radha Krishna couple and has only evolved to be a more colorful and wild lathmar Holi. Also

The celebrations are quite diverse and elaborate, which ensures that everyone, spends the best time possible.

It is certainly the ideal place to be in, during this season! With colors and naughtiness in the air, the lingering smell of sweets, and happy colorful

faces greeting each other, everyone wishes to be a part of this amazing extravaganza! It is a month-long fiesta beginning in February and ending with the grand Mathura Holi celebrations in March. It covers the whole Brij Bhoomi, from Gokul, Vrindavan, Barsana, Nandgaon to Mathura. Month-long events at these places leave you mesmerized! And why not! Every Year International TV teams, Celebrated Dignitaries, Photographers & Tourists from all continents throng to Mathura to see this spectacle!

BarsanaLathmaar Holi followed by the repulsive action at Nandgaon is very much exciting! 'Fallen Ki Holi' takes place in the Fallen village 40 km away, from Mathura, where a priest walks barefooted and bare-bodied through a mound of fire! It is said the family of the priest is blessed by a saint to stay unaffected by fire, just like 'Prahlad'. Be sure, this mind-boggling event will surpass all the chills and thrills you must have seen! Lastly, 'Dauji Huranga', which is played in the village of Lord Krishna's elder brother Baldeo who was also called 'Dauji'. It is going to drench your senses in a splash of colors!

Mathura, Vrindavan & Braj Holi Dates 2021

Phoolwalon Ki Holi, Vrindavan

Since we are talking about Holi, it would be impossible to exclude the Prime spots for Holi, to exclude the prime spots of Holi, which includes Mathura. Mathura, Vrindavan, and Barsana Holi are world-famous where Lord Krishna and Radha play with Friends and Gopis. On The 22nd of March 2021, Monday -BarsanaHoli/ Laddu Holi in Sriji Temple BarsanaHoli/ Laddu Holi in Sriji Temple---- It's On this very day that the men are stopped when they try to take over the temple of Shri Radhikaji, by the women of Barsana, playfully.

to them but others have their fair share of laughter, giggles, and smirks. However, everything is done in the most righteous spirit. It is kind of a

mock battle and both the victors here and the vanquished enjoy everything thoroughly. According to legend, Lord Krishna met with a similar kind of treatment from the gopis, during this occ. Asian, at that time.

But revenge is a dish, best served cold. Just the reverse happens on the next day. The men of Barsana drench the women of Nandgaon.

The air reverberates with holy songs on the occasion of Holi. These songs known as Hori are based on the conservations between Krishna and Radha.

Barsana Holi

23rd of March 2021, Tuesday Lathmar Holi ( Main Holi Barsana ) -Lathmar Holi (laṭṭhamārholi) is a local celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi. It takes place, a few days before the actual Holi in the neighbouring towns and areas of Barsana as well as Nandgaon near Mathura in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of Hindus and tourists join hands together, each year, to maintain the fervour. The name means "Holi of lath" (laṭh is a thick wooden staff). They are seen as the highlights of the town. The festivities take place at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, is allegedly Holi's only temple dedicated to Radha Mata. The Lathmar Holi festivities last for over a week, where the participants sway, dance, sing and immerse themselves in colours while drinking some thandai or bhang--a traditional drink, to ignite the occasion.

24th of March 2021, Wednesday

Nandgaon Holi: Lathmar Holi in Nand Bhawan - Same festivity, different areas with more crowd and travellers.

25th of March 2021, Thursday

Vrindavan Holi: Phoolwalon Ki Holi (holi belonging to flowers)at Bankey Bihari Temple &also, at Rangbharni Holi – generations using flowers colours

Why celebrate Holi in Vrindavan and Mathura? Know About the Origin of Holi!

While Holi is celebrated in almost every part of India, Holi in Braj is especially famous among people and tourists from everywhere. Braj is a historical region that caters for the areas of Mathura, Vrindavan’s vicinity areas and itself. Holi here attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world because of its unique customs and traditions.

Mathura is the birth-place of Lord Krishna, and Vrindavan is the place where he grew up in his childhood.

Lord Krishna(in his childhood), cribbed about Radha (his friend) to his mother, about Radha being fair while Krishna himself was dark in complexion. His mother (Yashoda) suggested he to playfully, colour Radha. Over the years, Krishna from his village Nandgaon used to go to Barsana (Radha’s village) to colour Radha and other Gopis. They also used to playfully beat him with sticks. And hence the tradition evolved.

25th of March 2021, Thursday

Mathura Holi: Special Event at Krishna Temple and all over Mathura Vrindavan

26th of March 2021, Friday

Gokul Holi : Gokul Holi and Raman Reti Visit

Visit Shri Krishna’s birthplace, Gokul, and celebrations extended to the fullest.

27th of March 2021, Saturday

Widows' Holi: Holi in Vrindavan – In this event, the widows are involved in the celebration, and they try to mingle themselves in the Colourful scenario.

28th of March 2021, Sunday

Holika Dahan ( Holi Fire): Banke Bihari temple’s Holi and Mathura Vishram Ghat, where, where This, being a part of the epic, with this event, the events are commemorated.

29th of March 2021, Monday

Dhulandi Holi: Dwarkadheesh Temple and Colorful Water Holi in Brij Each and Every type of Holi denotes different reasons and differences in the festivities of this supreme Festive Occasion. However, it is also important to judge that all the different types of Holi are considered Auspicious and the people are serenaded with flowers, colors, music, sweets, and joy. Every year, people, look forward to the celebration and try to make it better than the previous year. The Different Types of Holi simply explains The Fanfare and the reasons in the Most Diverse Country, where different Cities are trying to Have A Bite of this Auspicious Festival.

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