Two-day celebration

 

holi bonfire


Holi is actually a two-day extravaganza. On the first day, small or ‘choti’ holi is celebrated through a bonfire.  The second day, colours are brought out and played with friends and family alike. In some places, these festivities can be spread over 5 days.

 


 

Legal only for a day or two
 

 

It is probably the only time where it’s legal to consume the most popular drink associated with holi – bhang made from marijuana leaves. It’s consumed as a drink and even added to dishes.

 


Krishna - Radha legend

krishna radha vrindavan


The festival of Holi is said to be based on the Krishna-Radha story. Besides this, it also heralds a new season after winter, and also

 

 

Of colours and powders
 

holi powders

 

Organic holi powders are now available. Holi is a combination of dry celebrations (just powder), or one can get drenched with coloured water.


 

Global fest
 

holi firangs

 

The festival of Holi has also caught the fancy of the west