The festival of colors
23-24 marzo 2016
The Holi is celebrated in India at the end of the winter season, the last full moon day of the lunar month of Phalguna, according to the Hindu calendar, which usually falls in February or March each year.
In 2016, the Holi starts on March 23 and the Indians all the celebrating. It 'also known as Dhuli, in Sanskrit, or Dhulheti, dhulandi or Dhulendi or festival of colors. The festival, which is a salute to spring, the season symbol of love and fertility, has several purposes including, in ancient times, to commemorate the good crops. But its purpose is primarily religious, linked to Hindu mythology, even if celebrated in a particular way and far from the religious rituals that characterize other festivities. During this event, participants will throw dust on him, of natural origin, of all colors, even using balloons and colorful water guns and in fact, any other instrument to "get to sign." The Holi falls for that moment of celebration the severity of social norms, because on that day there seem to be differences between people of different caste, between men and women and between rich and poor who, all together, they get to the fun and joy . No one expects a polite behavior, as a result, the atmosphere is full of excitement and spontaneity.
Il vostro viaggio
When planning your trip, remember these dates. There is no limit to the imagination that allows you to organize your trip as you wish. The beginning of the route could be Delhi, India's capital city, with a stop at the pink city of Jaipur, a great place to watch the holi, considering also that Jaipur has already its many colors that characterize it; then moving to Agra, the place where stands the legendary and magnificent Taj Mahal, with stops also the beautiful Fatehpur Sikri. And here he made the so-called Golden Triangle of the three cities Delhi, Jaipur, Agra. Or you can head to the North, in the Punjab, in the Land of the Sikhs, the ancient warriors advantage to visit the Temple of Amritsar. If the time for you is not a tyrant, you will be able to provide for other visits to different cities and wonderful monuments like Udaipur, Orcha, Kajuraho, Varanasi, the holy city par excellence, just to name a few ... Remember that Holi is mainly a north Indian festival and it is here that it is more lively as the south the festival is more focused on religious rituals and celebrations in temples. E ', however, to remember Hampi in Karnataka (South India) where instead the holi is festive, including drumming, dancing, and the evocative ruins of the great Vijayanagar Empire.