Happy Holi 2022: How is Holi Celebrated in Different States of India
This year, Holi will be celebrated on March 18 which is a Friday. And Holika Dahan will be celebrated on March 17.
Every state in India has its unique way of celebrating the festival. Take a look at how Holi is celebrated across the country in different States.
Bihar: In Bihar, the day before Holi, the main festival, people light bonfires as an ode to the legend of Holika.
Karnataka: Here the festival is again a two-day event with people collecting wood days before the festival and burning in on 'Kamadahana' night.
Maharashtra: Firewood is collected by youngsters in the community and then ignited on the night of 'Shimga' in every neighbourhood.
Telangana: Here, the festival of Holi is also known as Kamuni Punnami/Kama Purnima or Jajiri as it is associated with the legend of Kamadeva.
West Bengal: In West Bengal, the festival of Holi is better known as 'Dol Jatra' or 'Dol Purnima' and is celebrated with people placing the icons of Radha and Krishna on a palanquin.