Celebrate Holi The Festival Of Colors Anywhere Around The Globe
The most awaited festival of colours in India is just around the corner and we're excited as hell, and if you are still alien to this celebration, kindly Google it! ;)
Festivals are celebrated to take a break from our daily routine and enjoy the day with your loved ones. But in India, every festival is much of a big deal, and Holi is no different. In fact, even this celebration knows no boundaries. People throwing the vibrant powered colours at each other and painting the town with love and affection is something one would love to see it! Though India is famous for its various ways of celebrating Holi, it's no surprise that the entire world joins in this festival with the same enthusiasm.
Don't you believe us? Check out these mind-boggling in and around where one can head to celebrate this beautiful festival.
You'd probably find more foreigners than Indians in Varanasi during Holi. All fascinated by the aura of festivity, it's not just the Indians who enjoy it, but also people from the different land pitch in to witness this festival of colours. The place of beautiful ghats and alleyways gets painted with all the bright colours in the world. The place celebrates this festival in its own way, having a different charm altogether. You should celebrate Holi here at least once in your lifetime. It's not called the Holy city of India for no reason :P
Delhi is known for its rawness and the different zest of life. Holi is no different, it's more like a rowdy affair there. You can't walk the streets without people coming up to you; be it, shopkeepers or children, they will surely cover you with colours. Delhi is also known for its musical Holi celebrations. If you're there this year, do try out the Holi Moo Festival!
Madrid has been celebrating Holi for quite a few years now. Initially, this tradition was started by a few Indian immigrants where they organized a musical event, where people brought colours, danced around on Bollywood songs and had fun. Since then, Holi has been celebrated is a part of their culture.
4) Spanish Fork, Utah
Shri Radha Krishna temple situated at Spanish Fork attracts a lot of festivalgoers who come down there, especially to celebrate Holi. Not only this, the temple celebrates its anniversary every year on 25th of March. The festival commences during the beginning of the spring season, and it's also known as the festival of love. Thousands of people attend this and everyone is asked to "hug someone at least 15 times" throughout the day.
Holi is a wonderful celebration to bring the people of different background together to welcome the positive energies, and France is the best example of it. A huge event in Paris was organized by GOPIO France Paris and Le Jardin d'Acclimatation last year for Holi, which witnessed around 25000 visitors, both French and Indian. Everyone shared a great moment of happiness with colours with the spirit of love, friendship and brotherhood. Many people got a good glimpse of the rich and diverse cultures of India. A mix of Bollywood dances, bhangra and Rajasthani traditional music were also performed by the different groups.
So, where will you be celebrating your Holi this year? :D