Holi is a Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent, celebrated predominantly in Indian but has also spread to others areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "Festival of colours" or the "Festival of love". 
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play & laugh, forget & forgive and repair broken relationship.
It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. it lasts for a night and a day, starting on the Evening of purnima (full moon day) falling in the month of phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of february and middle of march in the indian calendar. the vibrancy of colour on just the other day is something that brings a lot of positivity in our lives and holy being the festival of colours is actually a day worth rejoicing. 
Holi in Mathura, uttar pradesh:
those who have celebrated or witnessed holi in mathura they must be having an idea how beautifully they celebrate such a vibrant and joyful festival of colours and love, and if case if you haven't you should visit it once, it is something you are going to cherish all your lives. the popular attraction here is the 'Lathmaar Holi' where the women hit men with the sticks (as a tradition) and celebrate holi and phoolo ki holi where people celebrate with flowers in banke bihari temple.
Samaj singling songs and celebrating festival of colours, Vrindavan, Mathura, India


The men folk from Barsana come to Nandgaon to win over the temple of Shriji in Nandgaon, whereas the men of Nandgaon try to take the flag from them. The men in return drench them in colored water. They use kesudo and palash to soak them. And after the initial battle they all sung the songs called samaj

Samaj singling songs and celebrating festival of colours, Barsana / Nandgaon, Mathura, India


Men saving himself from water splashes with the help of shield 

Phooli wali holi at Banke Bihari Temple.. Holi celebrations in Barsana / Nandgaon, Mathura, India
Boys dressed as females dance as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" & Phoolo( ki holi at Barsana/Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Holi also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India The story behind Lathmar Holi is that Lord Krishna visited Barsana to playfully tease his beloved Radha and her friends (gopis), by throwing colored water on them. Taking it as an offence, Radha and her friends chased Krishna to beat him up.


Boys dressed as females dance as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" & Phoolo( ki holi at Barsana/Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Holi also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India The story behind Lathmar Holi is that Lord Krishna visited Barsana to playfully tease his beloved Radha and her friends (gopis), by throwing colored water on them. Taking it as an offence, Radha and her friends chased Krishna to beat him up.

Samaj celebrating holi in Barsana / Nandgaon during Holi Festival in Vrindavan / Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India


drenched in colors, samaj celebrating holi

Cute little kid celebrating holi with "radhe raadhe" tattoo on the face


Cute little kid celebrating holi with "radhe raadhe" tattoo on the face

holi festival in Vrindavan, Mathura, India
widow holi:
'Holi' a festival of colours where people alike join in the celebrations throwing away the gloom of winter and rejoice in colours and liveliness of spring. When it comes on a widow, For conservative Hindu women in India, becoming a widow can mean eternal banishment from society. When husbands die, widows often end up ostracised, dismissed as inauspicious perpetual mourners, they're not socially permitted to celebrate festival.
Widow Holi in Vrindavan, Mathura, India
Breaking the age old tradition & keeping all the stereotypes aside, Widow celebrating Holi in Vrindavan, Mathura, India


Breaking the age old tradition & keeping all the stereotypes aside

Breaking the shackles of tradition, around 800 widows played Holi with gulaal and flowers in the land of lord Krishna, Vrindavan in four-day Holi celebrations that began on February 24th.. Woman dancing on the tunes of Radhe Radhe during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India Widow Holi


Breaking the shackles of tradition, around 800 widows played Holi with gulaal and flowers in the land of lord Krishna, Vrindavan. Woman dancing on the tunes of Radhe Radhe during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Girl dancing on the tunes of Radhe Radhe in one of the temple in Vrindavan during festival of colours and flowers, Holi., Blessings


Girl dancing on the tunes of Radhe Radhe in one of the temple in Vrindavan during festival of colours and flowers, Holi.


local Kids also join and play holi with them

soaked in color, festival of colours, Vrindavan, Mathura, India
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