The main celebration of Holi is a giant country-wide color fight.
Holi is a Hindu festival that takes place in March every year and is the celebration of the victory of good over evil. Holi is often called the Festival of Colors due to the countrywide chaotic colored-power fight that takes place on this day of boisterous celebrations.
The legend behind Holi begins with the demon Holika who was defeated by the hero Prahlada under the guidance of Lord Vishnu. To celebrate the destruction of the demon, on the night of the full moon in March a statue of Holika is symbolically burned and the death of the demon is celebrated the following day with color fights, laughing, dancing, singing, and parades.
This is one of the favorite Indian festivals among travelers who are often drawn to Holi by the contagious joy of the participants and the chance to capture incredible photographs.
Upcoming Holi Dates:
- 2021: March 28
- 2022: March 18
- 2023: March 7