How is the Holi festival celebrated in Punjab?

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Holi in Punjab
Holi in Punjab

There are many festivals celebrated in our country and Holi is an important Indian festival. Let us know how the festival of Holi is celebrated in Punjab.

The festival of Holi is celebrated in different forms in different states of India, but in the northern Indian state of Punjab, Holi has its own story, although the festival of Holi is celebrated in the form of the story of devotee Prahlad and Holika, but the festival of Holi in Punjab is Guru Connected to Gobind Singh ji. Holi festival in Punjab is celebrated as Hola Mohalla. Let us know how this festival is celebrated.

What is Hola Mohalla?

Hola Mohalla festival lasts for six days in Anandpur Sahib. The tradition of celebrating Hola Mohalla dates back to the time of Guru Gobind Singh, who organized the first procession at Chet Wadi in Anandpur. This was done to prevent a serious backlash against the imperial power after the Battle of Ninhogra in 1700. Let us tell you that in Hola Mohalla in Punjab, Holi is celebrated as a symbol of manhood. For this reason it is also called the Holi of the brave.

The meaning of the word ‘Hola-Mohalla’ is ‘practice of war-skills’. By doing this, they show their enthusiasm. In Punjab, Holi is played a day earlier than other countries and the next day the whole country is immersed in the fun of colours. Let us tell you that traditionally Hola Mohalla is celebrated in Punjab, but this festival of playing with colors and water is considered very important.

How is the Holi festival celebrated in Punjab?

On the day of Holi in Punjab, color is placed on the feet of elders as a mark of respect and elders bless the youth by applying color to their faces and heads. In big cities of Punjab like Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Patiala etc this festival is celebrated with big parties.

Friends and family visit each other and wish Holi. Talking about the dishes made on Holi, the people of Punjab mainly make many traditional dishes like Malpua, Laddu, Gujiya and Sweet Puri etc. at home. The Hola Mohalla of Shri Anandpur Sahib has its own identity in the world.

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