The festival Holi is celebrated from February to March.
According to the Hindu calendar, Holi is the festival of colors marking the start of spring.
These celebrations in Mathura will continue for at least fifty days.
Large numbers of tourists and devotees come here to enjoy the celebrations.
"Today we are feeling very happy as the Holi celebrations begin on the first day of Vasant Panchami."
This is one celebration that brings together people from all classes and age groups.
The festival also holds a mythological importance – the triumph of good over evil.