Holi or the festival of colors is celebrated about ten days after the spring festival. A delightful visual, this festival combines the gaiety of a carnival and the
devotional flavour of a religious festival with the singing of amorous songs as unbridled expressions of youth. This is the time when both feelings and
colours run riot.
Braj seems to be the only place where one comes across a variety of forms in which the festival of Holi is celebrated. The following account records in brief
some of the most colourful and ecstatic forms of Holi in Braj.