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 2019, Barsana Lathmar Holi date is March 15. On the following day, Lathmar Holi is played in Nandgaon.
Barsana Holi : 14 March 2019, Thursday : Barsana Laddu Holi in Sri ji Temple
Barsana Holi ( Main ) : 15 March 2019, Friday : Barsana Lathmar Holi ( Main Holi Barsana )
Nandgaon Holi : 16 March 2019, Saturday : Lathmar Holi in Nand Bhawan
Mathura Vrindavan Holi : 17 March 2019, Sunday : Rangbharni Ekadashi Bankey Bihari Temple Holi
Holika Dahan ( Holi Fire) : 20 March 2019, Wednesday : General Holi in Braj
Dhulandi Holi : 21 March 2019, Thursday : Colorful Water Holi in Brij