The Holi celebrations rooted in the stories of Lord Krishna of Braj Bhoomi, is stuff of legends. While the rest of the country is content with splashing of colours just for a day, here in the land of its origins, it goes on for more than a week. It begins with the age old tradition of Lathmar in Barsana, hometown of Radha, where women wielding six foot long sticks take to the streets, to give the men of neighboring Nandgaon a sound trashing. The next day it is the turn of for the men Barsana to visit Nandgaon and they are meted out with the same treatment. The play however is only ritualistic and men get hit only on the padded shields they carry.