The festival of colours, Holi, is upon us. People across the nation celebrate the day by smearing colours upon each other, pray and indulge in traditional feasts. However, this year, things are different! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many restrictions will be prompted for everyone’s safety and encourage people to celebrate Holi at home. Holi 2021 begins on March 28 and ends on March 29. However, ahead of that, Mathura and Vrindavan, religious towns in Uttar Pradesh will begin the celebrations that goes on for a week. The entire festival is called “Braj Ki Holi,” or “Brij Ki Holi.” From Barsana to Lathmar to Dhulandi and others, we bring you Braj Ki Holi 2021 dates, a calendar, and a full schedule of Holi celebrations in the state.

Holi is a joyous festival, and it is observed amid great cheer and enthusiasm. However, the observation in Uttar Pradesh attracts tourist from across the world. Holi is considered to be the favourite festival of Hindu god, Lord Krishna and hence celebrated in huge pomp in Braj, the land of Radha-Krishna’s unique love. There could be no better place to get a glimpse of this wondrous festival than the land of Shri Krishna. The celebrations of Holi takes place in temples of Uttar Pradesh, and locals observe the festival with great devotion and enthusiasm.

Braj Holi 2021 Dates and Full Calendar

  • Laddu Holi in Barsana: March 22
  • Lathmar Holi in Barsana: March 23
  • Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon: March 24
  • Phoolwalon ki Holi in Vrindavan: March 25
  • Mathura Holi at Krishna Temple: March 25
  • Gokul Holi: March 26
  • Widows’ Holi at Vrindavan: March 27
  • Holika Dahan: March 28
  • Dhulandi Holi in Brij: March 29

Now that you know the full dates of Holi 2021 in Vrindavan and Mathura, start your preparations. This year, the celebrations will be marked with strict regulations, and most of the Holi events from the temples of Vrindavan and Mathura are expected to be live-streamed online for devotees.

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