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.
Holi will be celebrated on 8th march 2023 this year, traditional Holi celebration will start from 27th February 2023:
1. Barsana Laddu Maar Holi in Sri Ji Temple: 27th February, 2023
2. Barsana Lathmar Holi : 28th February, 2023
3. Nandgaon Lathmaar Holi in Nand Bhawan: 1st March, 2023
4. Lathmaar / Rang Holi in Rawal village : 3rd March, 2023
5. Holi in Banke Bihari ji Temple(also known as phoolo wali holi): 3rd March, 2023
6. Gokul Holi: 4th March, 2023
7. Holi in Dwarkadheesh: 7th March, 2023
8. Widow's Holi in Vrindavan: 3rd March, 2023 (This might change, getting final confirmation)
9. Holika Dahan in Braj: 6th March, 2023
10. Dhulendi in Braj: 7th March, 2023
11. Baldev Holi: 8th March, 2023
'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.