Holi is a festival which is celebrated all over India and has been celebrated for centuries. Though it is primarily an Indian festival it is celebrated in some other countries too. Nepal, Bangladesh, Guyana are the few other countries where Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It is called by different names in different countries but their roots are derived from India.
Holi Festival In Bangladesh :
Bangladesh, due to its proximity to Bengal has been greatly influenced by the tradition and this is one of the main reasons why Holi is celebrated there. The country has many migrants from India and other countries and that has made the festival even more prominent here. The festival is mainly celebrated by the people belonging to the Hindu religion. But even Muslims participate enthusiastically in the celebration and this festival is celebrated with great love and companionship by the people of this country.
Holi is known by the name of ‘Dol Jatra’, ‘Dol Purnima’ or the ‘Swing Festival’ and is celebrated on the Dol Purnima day in the early morning. In Bangladesh Holi is celebrated mainly in shankari bazaar in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Here too the stories of holika are famous, and the theme of the festival of triumph of good over evil is repeated amongst the people.
Holi is also a celebration of the never dying love between Lord Krishna and Radha. There is lots of singing and dancing, but the main fun is to spray colours, colourful water, and abeer on each other’s, and on the people who are dancing. Then there is water balloons used these days that are thrown on each other. The whole atmosphere is full of joy and people are drenched from head to toe in different assortments of colours. This part of the festival is what most people enjoy, and that is not without a reason. This festival of Holi is slowly but steadily spreading to different parts of Bangladesh and spreading joy amongst people.
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