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Holi in 2019
How is Holi celebrated in Uttar Pradesh 2019?
Uttar Pradesh celebrates Holi with great fervor like most places in India and even more. The Braj region in India, the cities of Uttar Pradesh, mostly in Mathura and Vrindavan make the festivities all the more special. According to some legends, Holi is celebrated as a divine connection of love between Lord Krishna and Radha. Therefore, people re-enact the fun-play of these divine lovers.
Apart from the play of colors, exchange of sweets and other fun, there are also unique rituals only in Uttar Pradesh. Barsana celebrates Holi with a unique ritual of
Detailed information on Holi Dates
Timing: It is highly prohibited to perform the bonfire of the Holika Dahan before the Sunset as that can be not really be the cause for bringing in a lot of misfortune in life. It must be performed on a specific time on the Purnima Tithi only after the Sunset. It is very important to choose a good Muhurat in order to perform the ritual of Holika Dahan. Ideally it must be performed on Pradosh Kaal when the night and day are believed to meet each other.
It is prohibited to perform the ritual of Holika Dahan until the Bhadra Tithi. Also, the the exact time for the same varies from state to state all over in India.Perfect Timing for 2019 Holika Dahan:
In Mumbai – 20:55 to 21:11
In Delhi – 20:52 to 24:30
When is Holi in 2019, 2020 and 2021?
The date of Holi is different every year in India! In most of India, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, on the day after the full moon in March each year. On the eve of Holi, large bonfires are lit to mark occasion and to burn evil spirits. This is known as Holika Dahan.
- In 2019, Holi is on March 21, with Holika Dahan on March 20. More information.
- In 2020, Holi is on March 10, with Holika Dahan on March 9.
- In 2021, Holi is on March 29, with Holika Dahan on March 28.
- On Holi, people will usually spend the morning throwing colored powder and water on each other. These celebrations die down by the afternoon. There are no rituals that need to be performed.
- Lathmar Holi — The women of Barsana and Nandgaon villages, near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, beat up men with sticks in the week before Holi. In 2019, Lathmar Holi will take place on March 15 in Barsana and March 16 in Nandgaon.
- Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan — Week-long Holi celebrations at Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan commence with the throwing of flowers (Phoolon Wali Holi) at 4 p.m. on Aanola Ekadashi, which is March 17, 2019. (It only lasts for about 20 minutes, so be on time or you’ll miss it). The festivities at Vrindavan conclude on March 20, 2019 (the day before Holi) with the throwing of colors in the morning. In the afternoon, the action moves onto Mathura, where there’s a colorful Holi
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Holi Traditions and Practices
How long Holi is celebrated varies depending on where it is celebrated. In some localities, it is only celebrated for two days. In other localities, it is celebrated up to five days. However, while the length of time may change from place to place, many of the traditions stay intact. The first day often begins with a public bonfire, which commemorates the burning of Holika. This fire burns with waste wood which is nearby. It is lit sometime around the rising of the full moon. The bonfire holi and the ritual lighting of it symbolizes good conquering evil.
The next day is when the fun really begins. Armed with plant-based colored powders and water guns filled with colored water, people hit the street and begin to color themselves and each other. It is a time of great jubilation and joy. Afterward, people clean up and greet friends and families. Some families have a great feast at the end of the festivities and sweets are almost always exchanged following this dinner.
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