Lathmar Holi is a unique festival celebrated few days before Holi festival. In Barsana near Mathura, Lathmar Holi attracts thousands of devotees as it is a fight between gopis (friends of Radha Rani) and gops (friends of Lord Krishna).
Women (gopis) of Barsana town chase down the gops (men) from Nandgaon beat up with sticks in friendly manner. It represents such an incident from Mahabharata.
In 2021, Barsana Lathmar Holi date is March 23. On the following day, Lathmar Holi is played in Nandgaon.
Barsana Holi : 22 March 2021, Monday : Barsana Laddu Holi in Sri ji Temple
Barsana Holi ( Main ) : 23 March 2021, Tuesday : Barsana Lathmar Holi ( Main Holi Barsana )
Nandgaon Holi : 24 March 2021, Wednesday : Lathmar Holi in Nand Bhawan
Mathura Vrindavan Holi : 25 March 2021, Thursday : Rangbharni Ekadashi Bankey Bihari Temple Holi, Rangbharni Holi all over Vrindavan
Mathura Holi (Special Event at Krishna Temple) : 25 March 2021, Thursday
Gokul Holi (Gokul Holi and Raman Reti Visit) : 26 March 2021, Friday
Widows Holi (Holi in Vrindavan) : 27 March 2021, Saturday
Holika Dahan ( Holi Fire) : 28 March 2021, Sunday : General Holi in Braj
Dhulandi Holi : 29 March 2021, Monday : Colorful Water Holi in Brij | Dwarkadheesh Temple Holi