Nepal Cultural Colorful Festival-Holi

Nepal cultural colorful festival Holi is one of the main festivals that is celebrated by the Hindus from all over the world and other peoples as well. Holi is the festival of the vibrant colors, which are the color of joy and those colors are the color of love and happiness. Holi is also the celebrated for welcoming summer so, every people of Nepal celebrates cultural Holi festival. This is not only the cultural festival of the color, it is also making the bonding of the brotherhood and removing the racism. It helps to remove racism because in Holi everyone gathers in one main highlighted places like Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath etc. and celebrates it. So Holi is the biggest festival in Nepal.

Celebrating Holi

Nepal Holi festival is celebrated mainly in two different regions Hilly and terai region. People celebrates Holi 2 days that means one day in the hilly region of Nepal i.e in Kathmandu, Pokhara etc. another day in Terai regions like Chitwan national park, Nepalgunj, Bardiya etc. For an international traveler who loves cultural festival in Nepal, they can join different tours during Holi like Kathmandu city tour, Pokhara city tour, world heritage tour and much more. If you want to join Holi as well as Nepal tour life Himalaya trekking have different packages for the tour and trek in Nepal.

Nepali cultural festival Holi is celebrated by playing with the different color of love and friendship. Holy is celebrated in full moon of March. But it is started to celebrate before 1 week from the full moon day. Holi is celebrated with the color, music, traditional foods, and sweets. People are going to the houses of relatives and put colors on each other as the symbol of love. People gather in streets and some special place for the celebration. They throw water balloon on each other and put different colors on each other’s body. People are move all day for a celebration of Holi, they sing dance and perform ritual activities in the morning then starts the Holi.

Nepal is rich in natural diversity as well as cultural diversity. So there are lots of the festivals that celebrated in Nepal which makes our social bond strong. Holi is also not only the festival of color it is the day of love, brotherhood, friendship, and unity. This is the day people forget their bad past, memory and start new life. Holi makes everyone equal that means all the caste, position and languages are forgotten and everyone joins the fun and start a new joyful life with welcoming the summer season.

Nepal Holi festival is celebrated mainly in two different regions Hilly and terai region. People celebrates Holi 2 days that means one day in the hilly region of Nepal i.e in Kathmandu, Pokhara etc. another day in Terai regions like Chitwan national park, Nepalgunj, Bardiya etc. For the international traveler who loves cultural festival in Nepal, they can join different tours during Holi like Kathmandu city tour, Pokhara city tour, world heritage tour and much more. If you want to join Holi as well as Nepal tour life Himalaya trekking have different packages for the tour and trek in Nepal.

Why is Holi celebrated?

There are different stories defined by the legends behind the celebration of Holi festival. According to one legend, there was a king named as Hiranyakashep and he had a son who is fully devoted to lord Vishnu. By seeing the devotion of his son towards god he decided to kill his own son Pralhad. Pralhad had an elder sister named as Holika. Hiranyakashep asked her to take in her lap and sit over the fire to kill his son. Holika takes him in her lap and sit over the fire but Pralhad did not effect and he came out from fire, but his sister burnt to ashes. After coming out from the fire Hirnyakashep was killed by Narsingmha (avatar of Vishnu neither). This is how the evil was killed by god. So the other day is celebrated as the Holi in the victory of virtue and goodness over evil. This is the most famous story behind the Holi. It is also said that Holi is celebrated by remembering the love of Lord Krishna and Radha.

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