Holi is a festival of colors, which typically falls in the month of March on the full moon day. Hindus in Uttar Pradesh consider Holi as the festival of love and joy. The Uttar Pradesh residents celebrate the festival as the day of victory of good over the evil. The festival is celebrated with great pomp throughout Uttar Pradesh and other parts of India as well.

Holi in Uttar Pradesh :

There are many stories associated with the celebration of Holi festival. The most popular belief in Uttar Pradesh is that of the ancient wicked king

Holi Colors

Holi Colors

Hiranyakashyap trying to kill his son, Pralhad who was a Lord Vishnu devotee. The king despised his son for being a devout

of lord Vishnu and he tried to kill him by making him sit on the lap of his sister, Holika who as immune to fire and set them both and fire. However, Pralhad came out of the fire unscathed, while Holika was burnt to ashes. This is how the festival of Holi came into existence. Since then, it has become a tradition to light a bonfire known as Holika on the day before celebrating the festival of colors.

Another legend that is close to the heart of Uttar Pradesh residents is that of the immortal love of Radha and Lord Krishna. It is believed that lord Krishna expressed his love to his beloved on this day. The festival of Holi sweeps all Indian hearts and fills it with joy.

It is a tradition that on the day of Holi, people visit their friends and relatives and play with colors. Even the passer-bys are not spared, they are painted with colors and nobody takes offense on this day.

The whole Uttar Pradesh comes to life with the colorful celebrations. The celebration of playing with colors starts in the morning and continues till afternoon. After playing, people indulge in feats and much on rich local food and sweets. This is the true Spirit of Holi in Uttar Pradesh.

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