Holi 2020There may be different interpretations of Holi celebrations in the Vedas or folklore associated with it, but the tradition of celebration is almost same. Historians believe that the Aryans used to celebrate the festival in the East. Holy is one of the oldest festivals of Hindu civilization. An 8th century inscription mentions the observance of the 'Holikautsav' by King Harshavardhana. “Holikautsav” is also mentioned in Harshavardhana's play 'Ratnabali'.