Holi knows no bars, Holi knows no boundaries too. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin are present Holi is celebrated with gusto and bonhomie. People play with colours, light a bonfire called Holika and celebrate the victory of good over evil.
Well, the essence of any festival is to take a break from the daily humdrum of life and make it interesting. The other major intention of celebrating festival is to bring people together and generate a feeling of brotherhood and spread harmony all around.
Nobody realizes the importance of celebrating festivals than the Indians settled abroad away from their country and cultural roots. At times they are more eager to celebrate festivals than their Indian counterparts. For celebrating festivals is what binds the people of Indian origin together and also to their roots.
Just as in India, people settled abroad meet their friends and exchange sweets and greetings. Of course, the revelry is no less when it comes to colours.
Holi in Australia
This one day in the whole time span of 365 days has the power to leave behind memories to rejoice and fill colour in your life. The countdown has begun and each one of whether we are in India... more
Holi in Bangladesh
Bengal region has a multifaceted culture due to the influence of Buddhist, Hindus and Muslim cultures. Though the country is Muslim dominated, Hindus too celebrate their festivals with gaiety... more
Holi in Canada
Holi is a fest of colours is an Indian traditional festival which is celebrated by the Indian Diaspora around the world in their own innovative way with a touch of the traditions and customs associated... more
Holi in Guyana
Located in the north-east coast of South America, Guyana celebrate Holi with great fan fair.
Holi or Phagwa, as the Guyanese better know, is celebrated in Guyana by the singing of special songs called Chowtaals and by the spraying of coloured powder (abrack) and water (abeer)... more
Holi in Mauritius
Just as the many other major Hindu festivals, the large Indian majority, (about 63 per cent) celebrate Holi with a lot of enthusiasm in the island of Mauritius... more
Holi in Nepal
Holi is celebrated with great pomp and show in Nepal. Celebrations lasts for a week in which the entire country gets drenched in the coloured water... more
Holi in Pakistan
Hindus in Pakistan too celebrate holi, though of course in as grand way as in India. People celebrate the victory of good over evil forces by lighting bonfires called Holika... more