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Holi in India
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Holi in Bihar

Holi in Bihar
Holi is celebrated with the same fervour and charm in Bihar as in rest of north India. Here too, the legend of Holika is prevalent. On the eve of Phalgun Poornima, people light bonfires. They put dung cakes, wood of Araad or Redi tree and Holika tree, grains from the fresh harvest and unwanted wood leaves in the bonfire. Following the tradition people also clean their houses for the day.

At the time of Holika people assemble near the fire. The eldest member or a purohit initiates the lighting. He then smears others with colour as a mark of greeting. Next day the festival is celebrated with colours and lot of frolic.

Children and the youth take extreme delight in the festival. Though the festival is usually played with colours at some places people also enjoy playing holi with mud. Folk songs are sung at high pitch and people dance to the tune of dholak and the spirit of Holi.

Intoxicating bhang is consumed with a variety of mouth watering delicacies such as pakoras and thandai to enhance the mood of the festival.


Holi in India
 Holi in Andhra Pradesh  |  Holi in Bengal  |  Holi in Bhil Tribes of North West India |  Holi in Barsana
Holi in Bihar  |  Holi in Delhi  |  Holi in Goa  |   Holi in Gujarat  |  Holi in Haryana  |  Holi in Himachal Pradesh
Holi in Madhya Pradesh  |  Holi in Maharashtra |  Holi in Manipur Holi in Mathura-Vrindavan  |  Holi in Orissa
Holi in Punjab  |  Holi in Rajasthan  |  Holi in Uttar Pradesh  |  Holi in Tamil Nadu
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