Holi, the festival of colours, is the largest festival celebrated during Phalgun month or Falgun mahina in Mathura Vrindavan. This festival celebration lasts for 40 days. Holi 2017 date is March 12/13.
Holi festivities start on Basant Panchami (1 February 2017) which marks the onset of Vasant rithu (Spring season).
Lathmar Holi 2017 date in Mathura Vrindavan is March 8.
It is believed that Lord Krishna used to play Vasantotsav with gopis during these days in Madhura, Uttar Pradesh. The 40-day festival attracts a large number of tourists of India and foreign countries as well. Holi Purnima is also known as Madan Purnima or Vasant Purnima or Holika Poornima or Dol Poornima.