Think your days of colouring in are over? Think again. Holi Festival is your chance to awaken your inner child and go wild playing with colour along the streets of New Delhi.
- When? 2nd March 2018
- Where? New Delhi, India.
- Price: Free
Does going colour crazy sound like your idea of fun? Just make sure you're in your old clothes (and maybe some sunglasses too) before heading into central New Delhi for Holi Festival. Throw colour, dance in the streets and experience Holi Festival at its very best as you delve into colour combat like you've never seen before.
Holi is an annual event held on the full moon day of Phagun in the Hindu calendar which tends to fall in March. A messy celebration of colour and love, Holi in New Delhi is an experience you’ll never forget - probably because you’ll still be scrubbing colour off your skin days later. Go for natural colour powder where possible as the synthetic alternatives can be harmful and a nightmare to wash off. Cleansing lotion, water and cotton wool is the best way to remove it.
If you’re the kind of traveller who enjoys throwing themselves into a new culture, then Holi is definitely for you. Think feasts, music and partying like you’ve never experienced before. It’s the festival to let loose, go crazy and revel in the wonder of the human spirit.
On the eve of Holi, the festival is marked by the burning of Holika, a bonfire which symbolises the legend of Holika; an ancient story of good defeating evil.
The celebrations begin the following morning until the early afternoon. If you’re lucky enough to be staying at a homestay with locals then the celebrations will continue at home with visits from family and friends. Although this part of the day is a little calmer, it is still an enjoyable time with people exchanging sweets and well wishes.
Alternatively, you could join in the fun at the Holi Moo Festival. This all-day outdoor event incorporates the fun of colour mischief with live music across three stages and food stalls which help fuel your day-long dancing marathon.
Holi brings everyone together, quashes differences and insists that the job is not complete until you are a multi-coloured wonder from head to toe.
Forget the colouring books and those fun art lessons in school; going colour crazy on the streets of New Delhi is the best way to get messy.
- Get there: Fly to New Delhi and take a taxi to the city centre.
- Stay: Book accommodation in the heart of New Delhi to be at the centre of the festivities.
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