West Bengal always has a unique color in celebrating the Holi festival. And when it comes to Shantiniketan, it attracts a lot of tourists too. Let’s know all about it in detail.
Holi 2020 in Shantiniketan:
Shantiniketan celebrates Holi as a spring festival or as Basant Utsav. It is a small town in West Bengal, which is famous due to Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
The Holi celebrations start the same as in the rest of the country by lightening a bonfire. It is known as Holika Dahan. It is the celebration of the victory of good over evil. So people sing and dance around the fire in joy.
Celebrations in Vishva Bharati University:
Rabindranath Tagore initiated an annual festival for celebrating Holi. On this occasion, students of the university dress up in yellow and red color. Then they perform folk dance and other cultural programs. Every year, many tourists come to attend the event.
Playing Holi with colors in Shantiniketan:
After the cultural show, everyone indulges in playing Holi of colors. They throw dry and wet colors on each other, dance and sing around, and spread the love.
If you want to witness a famous Bengali traditional Holi and Vasant Utsav in 2020, Shantiniketan is the perfect destination. Be there with your loved ones, and you will never regret this decision.