Holi Festival 2024

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Uttar Pradesh, India

Holi Festival 2024: The Most Colorful Celebration In The World

The ancient Holi Festival revered for its vibrant colors and merriment continues to return each year making its way as one of the holiest religious celebrations for Hindus worldwide. Considered one of the best festivals in March from around the world.

For centuries, Holi for Hindus has continued to symbolize positivity, diversity and egalitarianism, where both men and women can shed their feelings of resentments, differences and negativity and just come together and embrace each other as family.

The joyous occasion brings with its unlimited excitement where even adults unleash their inner childhood by dancing, singing, playing with colors, bonfires and fireworks that sparkle the skies and brighten the day. The festival has made its way across religious lines where even people of other faiths are invited to join the celebrations signifying its progressive and growing popularity in the modern world.

The festival of love begins in the Month of Falgun in the evening of Purnima and lasts for an entire day. The festival is dominant in India given its largely Hindu inhabitants, Nepal and other parts of the world where the Hindu diaspora is visible.

The event is abundant with play animals full of mischief, energy and enthusiasm which is basically the depiction of the entire traditional and societal melting pot of India. It exemplifies that despite India’s complexities it is still a force to be reckoned with once its spirit of brotherhood is awakened.

So, go on and embrace the colors of life and shower yourself with overwhelming joy and friendships that are embedded within the essence of Holi. It is an experience that you will never forget.

Where to view Holi 2024

The festival is of religious origin so its celebrated where the Hindu community is most prevalent which is basically all of India, Nepal and Mauritius. The Hindu diaspora are known to engage with the wider community wherever they are present from the US to Bali, Indonesia.

It’s particularly celebrated in masse in the Indian cities of Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and Nandgaon in the state of Uttar Pradesh known for the legendary events of Lord Krishna’s birth.

How to get around Uttar Pradesh (UP)

Infamous for its tourist attractions UP (Uttar Pradesh) can be traveled to from different areas of the country and the world.

If you prefer to travel by air then that can be possible through the state’s four airports in Varanasi, Agra and Kanpur. The common air flight for anyone opting to reach their destination directly then the capital of the state Lucknow’s International Airport is one of the best options.

Usage of the rail when traveling to UP is commonly used by the masses in India. Apart from Agra, Faizabad, Allahabad and Kanpur, Lucknow’s railroads are by far the most popular.

By road, the state highways are highly recommended especially for families. Most states are connected with UP and can be reached through efficient guidance.

Where to stay for Holi Festival

Considering the holy festival that will bring in a flood of visitors from across the country the state of UP is well prepared to take in guests in their hotels of which there are a plentiful.

The Taj Hotel & Convention Centre Agra, Hyatt Regency, Ranjee’s Hotel, Levana Suites are amongst the finest hotels the state has to offer in India.

Things to do in Uttar Pradesh (UP)

UP being home to the Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world – alone is enough to drive the tourist’s excitement. Other ancient historic sites such as the Agra Fort are also a main attraction.

Religious architectures of the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple continue to inspire its viewers.

Uttar Pradesh also boasts of a wide range of Indian cuisine. The UP Chicken Biryani is by far its most famous dish. Chaat has its own roots in UP.

Other delectable include Kachori, Dum Bhindi, Nimona and Pani Puri. You can top these masala meals off with tasty desserts like Barfi, Ran Malai and Kheer.

Holi Festival 2024 Dates

The 2023 Festival celebration takes place on March 24-25, 2024. 

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