Holi is celebrated differently in each state: Holika is burnt on the full moon of fagan month. The next day Rangotsav is celebrated on the Pratipada Tithi of Krishna Paksha. This time Holika Dahan will be held on March 28 and Rangotsav will be celebrated on March 29. The Holi festival symbolizes love and brotherhood.
This day is an opportunity to forget old bitter memories and embrace each other. Holi is celebrated all over India with pomp and circumstance. Holi is celebrated differently in each state according to their tradition.
Holi in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
In Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, Holi is celebrated with much fanfare. People here call Holi Fag or Fagua. In Uttar Pradesh, Lathmar Holi of Mathura, Nandgaon, Vrindavan and Barsana is famous all over the world. People from all over the country come here to watch Holi. In Uttar Pradesh, it is customary to go to each other’s houses after playing with colors till noon. Gujia is served to the guests.
Holi in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan
Holi is burnt in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh. Dhuleti is celebrated on the next day. In Madhya Pradesh, Rang Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Holi. Rangpanchami is a grand procession. This procession is called non.
Holi is very important in the tribal areas of Jabua in Madhya Pradesh. Holi is celebrated here under the name of Bhagoria. Folk dances are organized at the temple palace in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. In Chhattisgarh, Holi is called Hori.
Holi in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa
In Maharashtra, Gujarat, Govinda Holi is very popular. Matki Phodna program is held on Holi. Here Hali is called Phagan Purnima. In the fishing community in Goa, Holi falls in Phagan and is called Shimgo. There are grand events like DJ party, pool party.
Holi in West Bengal and Odisha
In West Bengal and Odisha it is known as Basant Utsav and Dol Purnima. The Dol festival is celebrated here one day before Holi. Special worship is performed in the temples of God.
Holi in Haryana and Punjab
In Haryana and Punjab, Holi is known as Dulandi and Dhulendi. In Haryana, Holi is celebrated with dry colors Abil, Gulal. In Haryana, Bhabhi and Diar play Holi with laughter. In Punjab, Holi is called Hola-Mohalla.