In Pics: Holi-Themed Festivals Across the World

Because of the beautiful concept of the festival, Holi celebrations are not just limited to India anymore.

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The festival of colour is just around the corner. With Holi coming in the third week of March, people all over the country are gearing up to party with colours. Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many, it is a festive day to let loose.

However, Holi celebrations are not just limited to India anymore. People from across the world are into the idea of partying with colours – so much so that there are now many festivals around the world that are inspired by the concept of Holi. These festivals do not necessarily happen during the time of Holi, though.


Life in Colour

'Life in Color’ is a worldwide colour party that started out as a college festival in Florida. Often known as the world's largest paint party, it has been invading the biggest cities of the world like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Melbourne, London since its inception in 2006.


Festival of Colours Tour

'The Festival of Colours’ is an international festival with dance, music and colours. This two-month festival happens every year at different locations across the world every week of its run. Every year has a different theme. The 2017 iteration of the event was themed 'Crazy Wonderland’ while the 2016 fest was Jungle-themed. This year’s event is set to begin on 28 July 2018.

It all started in 2012 when on 29 June, a large number of people came together in Berlin for the first Holi Festival Of Colours. It was an instant success.


Holi One

Holi One is an event where thousands of people, dressed in white, come together to share music, dance and visual stimulation. Holi One brings desi viibrance to people in cities across the world, like Miami, Cape Town, London, Munich, Leizig, Medillin, Lima, Salt Lake City, Jerusalem and Cardiff, among many others.


Holi Garden Festival Ibiza

The Holi Garden Festival is held in Ibiza. However, the website says that the event is not associated with or related to the religious festival of Holi.

Please note, that HOLI GARDEN FESTIVAL IBIZA is not a religious event and it doesn’t aim to promote any religious aspects or groups. The festival is about togetherness and fun. Life is better in Colour!

Termed the brightest festival in Ibiza, the Holi Garden Fest goes on throughout the summer, with events taking place every Monday as long as the warmth lasts.


(With inputs from Life in Color, Festival of Colors, Holi Garden Festival and Holi One)

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