Holi 2023: See How the Festival of Colours Is Celebrated Across India 

By: Vaishnavi Barthwal

Lathmar Holi - Barsana Village, Uttar Pradesh

Women chase men with lathis while men come prepared with shields too

Khadi Holi - Kumaon region, Uttarakhand

Locals sing Khari songs and dance in groups wearing traditional clothes

Hola Mohalla – Punjab

Nihang Sikhs exhibit martial arts and sing their hearts out

Basant Utsav and Dol Jatra- West Bengal

People dress up in saffron and sing and dance at Shantiniketan while Idols of Radha and Krishna are taken to the streets in a procession

Shigmo – Goa

In this spring celebration, farmers celebrate by traditional folk and street dances

Yaosang – Manipur

Holi or Yaosang is celebrated for six days. Starting on the day of the full moon, this festival combines Hindu & indigenous traditions

Manjal Kuli – Kerala

In Kerala, Holi is called Manjal Kuli and is celebrated in the Konkani temple of Gosripuram Thirumala

Phaguwa – Bihar

Holi is celebrated with folk songs, water, and colours after lighting the Holika pyre. Consumption of Bhang is also a part of the celebrations

Phakuwah – Assam

Locals celebrate with colours after burning clay huts signifying the legend of Holika Dahan

Rang Panchami - Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

On the 5th day after Holika Dahan, Holi is celebrated with colours and known as Rang Panchami

Royal Holi - Udaipur, Rajasthan

Locals light bonfires to mark the occasion and get rid of evil spirits in the Holika Dahan. This celebration is done at a grand level by Udaipur's Mewar royal family

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