Holi is one of the major festival in Nepal. It is also celebrated in India and other Asian countries. It is a festival of color, celebrated with a propose of bringing peace and color in life. This festival is celebrated to observe good over evil and also denotes the start of Spring season.
This festival is celebrated in month of Falgun according to Nepali calendar and between February and the middle of March in English calendar.
Every year thousands of tourist come to Nepal to be part of this colorful festival. Everyone are allowed in this festival so it is really enjoyable and colorful.
Festival of Color in Nepal
Holi is one of the major festival in Nepal. It has a great significant on the life of Nepali people and it is being popular abroad too. Since, everyone can enjoy this festival, we encourage you to come and celebrate this festival with us. There are many traditional shows, concerts in the major part of country. Every year a large group of people gather around Krishna Mandir, Kathmandu Durbar Square and different places of Kathmandu and other major part of cities to celebrate this festival.
Origin of Holi Festival
According to Hindus Mythology,Holi is based on a legend about King Hiranyakashipu. who had a son named Prahlad who was the greatest devotee of Lord Bishnu. Because Hiranyakashipu didn’t worship Lord Bishnu he wanted to kill his son and called his sister Holika who cannot be burned. Hiranyakashyap ordered his sister to sit on a burning fire along with Prahlad. He thought that his sister would not be harmed by the fire because of the magic robe and Prahlad would be burnt to death. But the result was the opposite to what the evil demon king planned. Holika was burnt in that fire while Prahlad was harmless.
This is the reason why this festival is celebrated by Hindus in different part of the world. Beside this, the festival also signify the arrival of Spring season and the end of Winter.