Significance: to celebrate the arrival of spring season
Highlights: people smear colors, spray colored water, and drink
Calcutta Dol Purnima festival is celebrated to give a warm welcome to
the spring season. Basically, Dol Purnima is like Holi festival, in
which people smear each other with different colors and also spray
colored water on the people passing by. It is on this festivity that
people get together and share joyous moments. They drink bhang, i.e., a
mild milk beverage laced with marijuana. The best part about Dol Purnima
festival of Kolkata India is that, on this day, people break all social
barriers of caste, creed and religion. Poor touch rich and lower caste
meets and greets upper caste.
Here is provided information on the Dol Purnima festival of Calcutta/Kolkata India.