Holi in Himachal Pradesh is celebrated in much the same way as in
rest of North India. People light bonfires-fires called Holika, symbolic of
victory of good over evil.
People in this state are all charged up when it comes to play with colours.
Pichkaris in various creative and innovative designs are specially bought by
children to colour anybody who comes in sight and even more to the one who
tries to escape...all in good fun.
The interesting fact to mark about Holi in Himachal Pradesh is that
thousands gather at the holy shrine of Ponta Sahib in Sirmour district on
the banks of Yamuna. The shrine is highly regarded and people have great
faith in it. No wonder, they choose the auspicious day of Holi to seek
is marked by mixing snow with colours- making it an 'Ice-Holi'
While, the main celebrations are held at the world famous Slang Pass, which
witnesses heaviest snowfall in the country.