Holi festival 2012
The festival of Holi in India is one of the most well-known and ancient Indian celebration that takes place each year. Many world travelers make the trip to India during Phalgun Purnima, which is the day after the full moon occurs in March of each year. Visitors look forward to participating in this celebration that applauds the triumph of the ‘good’ over the ‘bad’. It is one of the most important festivals to the Indians and events and celebrations are planned around the country.
Originally, Holi was regarded as the festival to celebrate good harvests and the fertility of the land around India. Now this special time brings families and friends closer together and they wish each other happiness and good blessings. It is a time for Indians and visitors to reflect upon their lives and be thankful for what they have been able to achieve. These celebrations also focus on encouraging members of society to follow a truthful way of life and to treat others as they would like to be treated. The Holi Festival begins with a bonfire on Holi Eve. During this time, people rub natural colors on each other’s faces and sing happy songs celebrating all things good in life.
Holi festival 2012 will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8 and will be one of the most hectic travel times for visitors who are coming in to celebrate this festival of colors. All members of Indian society participate in the festivities, even those who do not practice Hinduism, and it encourages many citizens to make travel plans to other parts of the country. Many Holi Festival flight deals will be offered, as it is a popular time to travel to India. However, due to the popularity and importance of these festivities, the majority of these good deals are booked quite quickly.
Cheap flights to India can be found depending on what part of the country you wish to travel to. All of the major cities in India put on extravagant celebrations for Holi and visitors will find that they have many destinations to choose from. Ranging from traditional to more modern celebrations, visitors will find a variety of events and activities to take part in. One of the most popular places in India for Holi is in the district of Rajasthan. Here, the tribals in the Banswara district host a magnificent display of traditional customs and visitors are able to experience the festival in a special way. The closest airport is in Udaipur if you are searching for airfares and there is also a railway station at Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh.
Another spot for a more traditional celebration is in the towns of Mathura and Vrindavan, both about four hours from Delhi. Book your cheap tickets to Delhi and then take the train or bus to these temple towns. The Holi festival celebrations here can last up to forty days with various performances, dances and traditional customs that visitors won’t find elsewhere. If you choose to spend Holi in these areas, you must arrive well before the festivities begin in order to secure the best price. If you are looking for a more modern Holi festival, Delhi is the best place to find this. Look for affordable airline tickets to Delhi, which has a major international airport. Due to the popularity of this travel hub, budget-friendly options will be booked in advance. The events here include a Holi Cow Festival, various musical events and lots of international visitors. But be prepared for these participants take their colors seriously and you will be covered from head to toe!