The north of India celebrates Holi to the fullest, but every north state has its own variety. In Punjab, India, the Sikh community celebrates Holi without colors but is still colorful. Let’s discuss how it happens.
Holi 2020 in Punjab:
Sikhs of Punjab love to show their skills of martial arts on Holi. They call this festival Hola Mohalla instead. They eat food and spread happiness. What they don’t do on Holi is the lightning of bonfire and throwing colors. Here we will explore the colors of Holi without colors.
It is on the day after the day of Holi in Punjab, India. Nihang Sikhs gather at Anandpur Sahib to celebrate. This festival includes martial arts, sword fencing, tent-pegging, deft handling, archery, fancy horse-riding, and other thrilling acts that are performed by experts.
At the end of Hola Mohalla, a ceremonial procession from Takth Keshgarh Sahib begins, which goes along the township. Participants of the march get dressed in long tunics of bright deep blue color. They wear a turban of enormous size. Sometimes, the turban also has bright yellow strips banded over. Everyone is armed with a weapon of his own choice. It can be swords and shields, bows and arrows, spears, guns, muskets, or whatever anyone has.
A communal feast, which is known as langer, continues throughout the day. It ends when there is no one to take it. With that, people prepare Gujiya, Halwa, Puri, and Malpura at home and is also available in the market. People eat together and enjoy the day.
To try a unique color of Holi, you must visit Punjab on Holi 2020. Also, it is the best destination for you if you don’t like playing with colors.