The Festival of Colors: Celebrating Holi

Holi, the “Festival of Colors,” a jubilant occasion among Hindu is celebrated in March every year with rainbow-hued colors and water splashing everywhere, marking the advent of spring. Holi is predominantly observed in Nepal and India. The color, Nepali word ” Rang” is the mainstream of this festival.

Vibrant colors, groups of people going around merrily and splashing water or colors on one another make Holi one of the joyous festivals of Nepal. Then there is the gathering of friends and relatives along with delicious delicacies to indulge in making it even more remarkable.

Celebrating Holi at Basantapur Durbar Square
People Celebrating the Festival of Color at the premise of Basantapur

With the onset of spring, one eagerly anticipates ‘Holi’- the festival of color and the unlimited fun that comes with it. Considered as one of the most ecstatic and exuberant festivals of Nepal, Holi is observed every year on the day after full moon in early March and glorifies good harvest and fertility of the land. The new crop refills the stores in every household, and perhaps such abundance accounts for the lively merriment during Holi. It also symbolizes the victory of virtue over evil. It is a festival of radiance celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy throughout Nepal. This animated festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, renowned gods from Hindu mythology.

Holi is best celebrated with colored powder and water which are riotously dispensed as a reminder of the cooling monsoon days to come while celebrating the beginning of spring at the same time. People paint themselves and anyone within range with vibrant colors and throw colorful powder, water at each other and revels with friends and family. The excitement is heightened when people chase around each other until and unless you get drenched to the skin with color and water. Apart from the usual fun with colors and water, Holi is also marked by vibrant processions which are accompanied by folk songs, dances and a general sense of abandoned vitality. So if you wish to experience the collective feeling of euphoria and togetherness spread like a colorful cloud, Nepal is the ultimate destination for infinite joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and of course, lots of bright colors!

And if you seek to be a part of prominent celebrations and festivals of Nepal, Himalayan Glacier is at your disposal. We customize itinerary, trips and tour adhering to your requirements.

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