Lathmar Holi is a local celebration of the Hindu festival

Where females use sticks to beat up males

Every year, thousands of people gather in the small town of Barsana, in India, where the Lathmar Holi festival takes place Lathmar means "beat with sticks"

The women beat the men playfully while the rest of the audience is applauding and recording on their cell phones the festive moment.

The reason?

It is an unconventional celebration, which is part of the Holi celebration, a Hindu spring festival which celebrates the arrival of the harvest and likewise the symbolic triumph of good over evil.

Playing with colored powders, water pistols and drinking marijuana-based drinks is another tradition that is made during the Holi festival.

The Lathmar Holi recreates an ancient Hindu legend, according to which Lord Krishna came from Nandgaon to visit his love, Radha, in Barsana, but profane compliments to her friends, who shepherded cows and they, feeling offended, took revenge by chasing him away sticks of the place.

Since then the tradition has been kept alive. The fun of all this is that anyone can attend. Everyone is welcome to participate in the festivities, making them an important inclusion exercise. Here some pictures of the moment:



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