Lathmar Holi, Vrindavan, India
One of the most unique festivals of India, Lathmar Holi is rather an easygoing confrontation between men of Nandgaon (Krishna’s village) and women of Barsana (Radha’s village) near Vrindavan. The History says that during the days preceding Holi, Krishna visited his beloved Radha and ended up teasing her friends. The women of Barsana reacted by chasing down Krishna with sticks (lathis).
Since then men and women of these villages recreate the famous event every year as women beat up men with long sticks. The unfortunate men who get caught are made to dress like a woman and dance in public.