Holi festival unites everyone including foreign travelers. Exciting and popular “Festival of Colors” is based on the Hindu calendar and takes place on the full moon at the end of February or early March. It is a celebration the victory of good over evil, and commemoration of the burning of the demoness Holika. The event also marks the end of winter and hopes for the upcoming spring harvest. Holi celebrations take place almost all over India, ranging from traditional temple rituals to the modern Holi party with DJs, bhang, and plenty of colors.
The Holi festival in Agra is a favorite among travelers. Colorful powder and water are thrown on the crowds along with local intoxicating drink Bhang (made from cannabis.) People consume Bhang while dancing, partying, and drenching each other with water and colored powders.
The local people of Agra celebrate this popular festival in the same manner as other destinations in the country, with bonfires on the first day and jovial water antics on the second. Especially they like to play Holi with foreigners with great zeal and joy.