The ancient Hindu festival of Holi falls on 20th March in 2019.This festival allegedly named after the mythical demon Holika. It is a day when the feast of colours is celebrated.
Families and friends get together and celebrate the occasion with a lot of merry making. This spring time celebration is also an outburst of youthful exuberance in which throwing colours and water bolloons (lolas) on passer-by.
It is also believed that Holi was celebrated from the time when Lord Krishna applied colour on Radha. Krishna was extremely jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. This prank of Krishna became a traditional way to express love and care.
There is a tradition oferecting a long bamboo stick (lingo) covered with pieces of different color cloths (Chir) in Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the eve of Holi, the lingo is taken down and the Chir is burnt.