Holi Festival

About Uttarakhandi Holi

Probably you’ve heard about Holi, one of the renowned festivals of India. It is a special festival of the year to become closer to your beloved ones with splashing colors. This festival is celebrated across India with great excitement and happiness. Talking about Holi festival, it is quite difficult to ignore Uttarakhandi Holi. It has not only mythological importance but also quite closer to the heart of people; they love to celebrate it with full of passion and cheerfulness.

Musical Holi of Uttarakhand can be subdivided into its two subparts such as the Baithki Holi and the Khadi Holi. Both types of Holi have unique existence and significance. The songs belong to The Baithki Holi songs are truly based on the classical ragas amalgamated along with the folk music of Kumaun region, whereas the songs belong to Khadi Holi are sung by ‘Holiyars’ (group of men) with the help of Dhol and Hurka.

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