Delhi being the capital and the heart of India, celebrates Holi with
Being a metro city, an amalgamation of cultures and traditions can be
witnessed here. Virtually all aspects of Holi as seen in various states are
noticeable in the numerous pockets of Delhi.
People move out in tolis and apply colour on each other till they become
unrecognizable. Play with colors peaks up in the residential colonies as
people usually do not go out with families beyond their neighborhood. Even
public conveyances do no ply with usual frequency.
Feasts, music, dancing and blasting parties are held all over the city to
mark the festival of colours. People hug and greet each other by applying
abeer as tilak. Any feeling of hardship or animosity is forgotten on the
day. Is is said that even the enemies become friend on Holi.
On the eve of Holi, bonfires or Holika are lit in the important centres of
the city where people celebrate the victory of good over evil. Wood for
burning Holika is collected weeks before the festival.
Being a political hub of the country, Delhi sees huge enthusiasm even among
the politicians. Holi is also celebrated at the Presidents and Prime
Minister residences where people gather to play Holi. Cultural events and
lots of fun mark the day.