Trip Introduction: 12 Days Color Festival in Nepal
Color Festival in Nepal, also known as the festival of color is one of the most popular festivals in Nepal. It takes place on the full moon day of Nepali fagu Month ( Feb to march in the solar calendar) and is celebrated for two days. Holi is celebrated for the victory of god over evil and the welcoming of spring. This festival is celebrated mainly in Nepal and India but foreign people also participate with great excitement and joy . People will shower with color on each other to express their sincere blessings and good wishes with great happiness.
The origin of the Holi Festival can be traced back to “Mahabharata”, a Hindu famous epic. According to the legend, King Hiranyakashipu was so arrogant and didn’t allow people to worship Lord Vishnu. However, Prince Prahlada was an ardent devotee of Vishnu and openly opposed his father. This enraged Hiranyakashipu and called his sister Holika to burn the Prince on the full moon night. under the blessing of god Vishnu, Prahlada was unscathed while Holika was burned into ashes .when the prince walked out of the fire, people sprinkled him with colorful water to express the praise of goodness and hatred of evil. since that time every year festival of color Holy is celebrated in memory of that day.
The festival of color Holy is celebrated especially in India, and Nepal and also by immigrants all over the world. However, as per the best place to experience holy, Kathmandu will never let you down! People first shower colors to their loved ones and get showered too in return. This has spread the love with color among couples. The whole Kathmandu valley is immersed in the festival atmosphere. Whether people know each other or not, they’ll be sprayed with Holy powder and colorful water. some will get a gentle touch, some will across the heavy splash, and others will be chased by the colored water balloons. In this case, please don’t get angry, this is the kind of festival blessing.
In the square, Nepalis and visitors totally indulge in singing, dancing, and sprinkling varieties of powders and water. Everyone’s face is filled with festive joy. Even the air turns to be colorful. At this moment, cameras, mobile phones, and selfie sticks have become essential tools to record your happy Holi. You’re highly recommended to participate in this lively water fight. That kind of laughter and relaxation will definitely bring you back to your childhood. No need to worry about appearance and cleanness, and you can be as naughty as you want. Meanwhile, you’d better put on a white T-shirt for it looks particularly beautiful after being dyed. And you can even leave colorful fingerprints on it as a memorial. This must be the best gift for your Nepal Trip.
Color festival in Nepal, celebrate Holi with the Trekking Planner package, we have put together sightseeing, trekking, and Holi celebration. So after your arrival, we’ll go for a 1-day full sightseeing of world heritage (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath temple, Boudhanath). Next day, we’ll celebrate Holi in Kathmandu. Not to mention, the street of Thamel and Kathmandu Durbar square is the best places to celebrate Holi in Kathmandu. Our trip further continues to Pokhara. After a full day of sightseeing in Pokhara, we’ll go for a short trek in the small beautiful village of Ghandruk. Moreover, it offers a superb mix of lush vegetation due to geographical diversity, unbelievable landscapes, and terrains, close and spectacular mountain views, especially during sunrise and sunset, and unchanged local people and stone-built villages. And we’ll drive back to Kathmandu after this amazing short trek.