This year celebrate Holi in a new way and roam around India. You are going to have a unique experience at each place. Pick the USA to India flights and see which place appeals you the most as each place has its own way of celebration.
Enjoy Holi Celebration at Barsana:
According to Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated on a ninth day in the month of Phalgun. In Uttar, Pradesh Holi is celebrated in a unique and amazing way. They celebrate the Latthmaar Holi.
First day men from Nandgaon come to Barsana. In their tradition, girls of Barsana beat the men of Nandgaon with a stick. Men are not allowed to strike the women back, all they can do is to save them or through color on them.
People through color on each other, eat sweets, drink bhang, and dance all along the day.
Shantiniketan, West Bengal:
Visit Bolpur Santiniketan, here people celebrate energetic and enthusiastic Holi.
It was started by the famous Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. He introduced this special occasion as an annual event in his Vishva Bharati University.
A huge cultural program is celebrated for visitors, including dances to Tagore’s songs. Colors are thrown on each other. Every year numerous tourists come to be a part of Holi at this place.
It is interesting to note how Holi is celebrated in Manipur. The festival is celebrated for six days.
Boys and girls collect money from their localities and use it to celebrate the festival.
Yaoshang festival is enjoyed at this time which is a traditional moonlight dance. Dance is accompanied with the musical equipment like drums, saxophone, and flute. All people move in a circle and perform the dance.
Holi in Udaipur:
In Udaipur Holika Dahan is conducted. A bonfire is conducted where the royal family of Udaipur takes part in the iconic procession.
The celebration is performed with the music and dance. In the bonfire, a large puppet of demon Holika is burned in the bonfire. It gives the significance of truth over evil.
You can enjoy live dance and music at night.
Purulia, West Bengal:
Holi is a three day festival in Purulia. People sing and play Holi and you can also be a part of the festival.
Even you can enjoy the folk art by locals such as Chau dance, Darbari Jhumur, Natua dance, and songs of West Bengal.
Enjoy the melodious songs by Baul musicians of West Bengal. Move to West Bengal and have a glimpse of this amazing Indian festival.
Other than these there are many cities where Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Grab the USA to India flights and move to India. Be a part of the celebration and make it your best Holi.