This time, India will celebrate Holi on March 17-18, 2022. The people celebrate the festival of Holi with great pomp all over India. Moreover, Holi is a festival of colors. Generally, people celebrate it for two days. On the first day, people celebrate it in the form of Holika Dahan. After which, people play Holi with colors the next day. But, India is also a vast and culturally rich Country. There is a place in India where people celebrate a 12-day Holi festival.
During this time, Indians across the Country come from far-flung places to attend the Holi festival. This year, the Holi festival in this place will start from 7th March till 18th March. Moreover, if you want to celebrate Holi outside your home, then you can visit this place for the 12-day Holi Festival. Let us today know about this place and the tradition of the 12-day Holi festival.
Which place in India has the 12-day Holi Festival?
The place where people celebrate the 12-day Holi Festival is in Pushkar in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Further, Pushkar is also a Hindu pilgrimage site. India’s only Lord Brahma temple is located in Pushkar. The 12-day Holi festival starts in this pilgrimage city. This year, the Labella Holi Mandal will organize the Holi festival from March 7 to March 18 at Varaha Ghat Chowk.
The celebrations of the Holi festival in Pushkar
During the 12 days of the Holi Festival, people can enjoy daily musical performances, colorful programs, traditional Dandiya of Rajasthan. Further, the Labella Holi Mandal also organizes the dance of Chang, etc. During this time, Pushkar sees Indian and foreign tourists from different parts along with the local people in the festival.
The tradition of celebrating Holi in Pushkar
This year, on the occasion of Holi, the Labella Holi Mandal plans to do a group program of world-renowned Nagada player Nathulal Solanki in Pushkar. After this, they plan to have traditional non-dance Dandiya on local Dhol, Sindhi Dhol, and Nashik Dhol at midnight. After this, Pushkar will see Holika Dahan on 17th March. Then, people will witness the world-famous Pushkar ki Holi on 18th March.
Pushkar’s Cloth Phad Holi
Pushkar’s Holi is famous for another reason. Every year, people also play Cloth Phad Holi here. However, this time, the authorities are also aware of the COVID-19 protocols. So, as of now, it is not clear, whether the authorities will allow the Kapda Phad Holi this time or not.