This celebration happens every year on Holi Color Festival or the Festival of Colors, which has its roots from the Hindu religion and is predominantly celebrated in the Indian subcontinent. The event is organized for a variety of purposes – as a festival that represents the triumph of good over evil, commemorates the arrival of spring, and marks the end of winter. It is also a festival of social gatherings which builds family relationships and teaches forgiveness.
Holi is a sacred ancient tradition involving the splashing of colors of dust held over two days in March (first waning moon of the fourth lunar month). As dates vary from the Hindu lunisolar calendar month when compared to the lunar cycle, this year it falls on 25 March 2024. The splashing of colors will start from morning until noon before people go their separate ways to clean up and rest, and then return to celebrate again in the evening. Although this traditional event is based on Hinduism and celebrated throughout the Indian diaspora in Asia and the Western world, all tourists can join in the fun with locals. It is considered a popular festival in India that is highly recommended – an experience that should not be missed in one’s lifetime.