Everything You Need to Know about Holi 2023!

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Seen as one of the most colorful and vibrant celebrations worldwide, Holi 2023, like all those in the past, is by far one of the most popular Hindu events. The Holi Festival is often nicknamed to be the Hindu festival of colors, and for very good reasons too. With blasts of color filling the air, the traditional event has spread to various continents beyond South Asia, even enjoyed in some regions of the US.

👉 If you're planning to enjoy Holi 2023, regardless of where you are in the world, you should consider certain customs and tips. Here, we'll cover everything you need to know about Holi: how to celebrate, the festival's history, and much more!

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What is Holi?

The traditional festival dates back centuries in Indian history. To put it simply, the Holi festival celebrates Spring's arrival after the long winter months. This is symbolic of the old-aged ethical discussion of good triumphing over evil. Despite the troubles and stress experienced in the dark times of the year, one can look forward to the beauty of the sun via hope and appreciation. For the Hindu people celebrating Holi, this comes at the beginning of Spring.
  • Holi 2023 falls on March 8th , according to the Phalguna calendar month. Throughout India, countless pyres will be lit to symbolize the burning of evil spirits and the embracing of new beginnings and better days.

Holi's History

The history behind this tradition is celebrated according to ancient Indian literature. One common story details a tyrant king, forcing his subjects to worship him as his power increased significantly. As the story goes, the king's son, Prahlada, was devoted to the iconic deity, Lord Vishnu. As expected, this did not go over well with his father, who tried to murder his son multiple times unsuccessfully. Consequently, he turned to his sister, Holika. Her reputation for being evil was amplified tremendously by her immunity to fire. Once employed, Holika decided the best way to get rid of Prahlada was through deception, and she invited him to sit on a pyre with her.

The fire was lit, and Holika fully expected the deed to be completed in the most vicious of ways. But to her surprise, Prahlada walked away from the pyre unharmed. It turns out his devotion to Lord Vishnu was more than enough to protect him in the realms of evil and murder. Holika, on the other hand, was burned to death despite her supposed immunity to fire. Her lasting legacy was providing the name of the traditional festival, a way of burning away the evil and entering a brighter chapter of one's life.

When is Holi 2023 & how is it celebrated?

Holi 2023 falls on March 8th, and Holika Dahan falls on March 7th. As the story above suggests, the instrumental way of celebrating Holi is with pyres. Countless pyres are ignited in many parts of India. Just like Holika was burned to death, lighting the large pyres symbolizes the burning of evil spirits. You'll find that most people would throw things like twigs and wood to further strengthen the various fires. The most vibrant aspect of the celebration is the colored powders that fill the sky. On the day of Holi, people fill the streets covered in red, green, and blue, tossing them in the air and onto each other.

Pyres are set up days before the festival officially begins. Celebrators collect a variety of flammable objects, and later, they gather in parks, community centers, and many other accessible open spaces. On every pyre, the Holika effigy is placed on top like a star on a Christmas tree, prepared to be burned, as the legend details. This is usually seen during sundown on the first day of the festival. Many gather around a pyre, and after prayers, they ignite it, symbolizing enduring and overcoming evil.

What are the color origins of Holi?

Of course, these colors have symbolic meanings in relation to the festival. Green represents the new beginnings to come after the burning of evil spirits. It is the color of nature and Spring, focusing on the manifestation of Hinduism through harvest and happiness.
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Holi colored powder / Source: Rishi@Unsplash

Red maintains a traditional meaning revolving around love and fertility. At Indian weddings, women wear red as a sign of marriage and passion. During Holi, red reflects many concepts like strength, wealth, love, and more. Moreover, the color is an acknowledgment of the burning evil spirits.

Yellow is a sacred color in India and is often used to represent turmeric, an incredibly special spice in Indian culture. Turmeric has been used as medicine in India for centuries, developing a reliable reputation for its supposed healing powers. Moreover, during Holi 2023, yellow represents happiness, meditation, and peace.

Pink represents youthfulness and good health. With the vibrant and energetic color, celebrators hope to bring in more joy, playfulness, and fun to further enhance their livelihoods. Blue brings calmness, tranquility, determination, and bravery as a known color representation of the ocean and sky. One of India's most dominant colors, orange, represents sacrifice and courage. Perhaps more importantly, it symbolizes the energy center, which embodies strength and courage seen in the saffron robes and turbans that "men of God" (gurus, yogis, etc.) wear.

Lastly, purple represents a strong sense of wisdom and peace. In many traditions and cultures worldwide, purple has always symbolized royalty; and the same can be said in India. Moreover, it is also linked to wealth and power, combining the calmness of blue and the passion of red.

Celebrators often use water guns, balloons, and other interesting ways to fling these lively colors onto the streets and each other. Once the outdoor festivities are over, families gather and eat large, delicious meals together and even exchange special treats with neighbors and friends.

What is usually eaten?

The meals typically consist of Gujiya, a sweet dumpling filled with popular dairy products, such as khoya, and various dried fruits. But it wouldn't be traditional food without the amazing drinks to go with it.

In addition to the incredibly interesting stories of Holika and Prahlada, there are other legends that deserve mentioning. Specifically, Radha and Krishna are celebrated with significant love devoted to each of them. As the iconic story goes, Krishna acquired blue skin when he was a baby. This came as the result of drinking poisoned breast milk from a she-demon named Putana. Fearing his darker skin, he worried that he would not be able to woo the many other fair-skinned girls in the village. To avoid such things from happening, his mother suggested that he go and color the face of Radha, choosing any color he desired. His actions of applying colors directly connect with the reason why the Holi festival consists of countless celebrators playing with various colors. If you're celebrating Holi 2023, make sure you enjoy a nice cup of the traditional drink, thandai, made of delectable ingredients, including milk, fennel seeds, almonds, and more!

There are plenty of other amazing custom food options, including kanji vada, dahi bhalle, and namkeen. It's a fantastic feat of amazing food that will surely immerse you in the Holi festival.

Where does Holi usually happen?

If you want to experience Holi truly, we recommend visiting India or Nepal as your top picks. However, the beauty of the festival is now celebrated worldwide, and you are sure to find a local community to enjoy the festivities together.

It is not uncommon to see Holi celebrated in places outside of India or Nepal these days. In the US, large cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are home to vast Indian populations, and Holi is celebrated accordingly. From Boston to various places in Utah, you can find the vibrant Holi 2023 festivities that surely present a traditional event in a truly mesmerizing way.

It's the perfect opportunity for Indians living abroad to be connected to their cultural roots back home and for those genuinely interested in the Holi festival to experience it fully. However, it is always best to attend Holi events that recognize the significance of the culture and history of the event.

Best places to experience Holi 2023

1. Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Holi 2024 - Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India | source: Gowri Subramanya@ Unsplash

One place that should be on the top of everyone's list is Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. His iconic destination has a close connection with Lord Krishna. Located in the Mathura district, Vrindavan is home to many museums, temples, and amazing food. It is an iconic place to experience Holi 2023. The Banke Bihari Temple is known as the main center to celebrate Holi. The day before the main event, many locals and visitors flock to the temple to begin the celebrations of many incredible festivities.

Besides the Holi festival, there's plenty more to enjoy in the historical city. The Prem Mandir at Shyama Shyam Dham is another popular hotspot, regardless if you're visiting for Holi 2023 or not. Since 2012, the temple has been open for exploration and visitation, where you can go to pay your respects and admire the beautiful Indian craftsmanship, especially in the evening when it is illuminated in vibrant colors.

Panch Mahal is a fantastic palace to visit, highly recommended for its 176 columns of unique designs with views and photo opportunities of nearby landmarks.

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2. Nandgaon

Holi 2024 - Nandgaon, Maharashtra, India

Nandgaon, Maharashtra, India | source: Satwik Gawand@ Unsplash

It is a beautiful small town located near Mathura. Nandgaon is known as where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. The festival of colors occurs in full effect here, with locals and visitors splashing each other and the air with traditional colored water and flowers. We recommend visiting the Radha Rani temple during Holi 2023. There you'll find many joyous celebrations along with devotees seeking blessings and offering prayers. As in most places in India during the Holi festival, the streets of Nandgaon are covered in vibrant colors, and the air sings loudly of traditional music, and the smell of delicious treats exchanged between celebrators.

Beyond the Holi festival, there are plenty of temples, restaurants, and attractions to visit during your stay. Nandisvara Temple and Pavana Sarovar are among the many amazing places to venture to when not immersing yourself in endless coats of color and joy.

How do I get there?

Nandgaon is about 69 miles (115 km) from the Agra Airport located in Uttar Pradesh. However, a more convenient option is connecting through the Delhi Airport (DEL), which is about 77 miles (124 km) away from Nandgaon.

3. Elephant festival in Jaipur

Holi 2024 - Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | source Jeet Dhanoa@ Unsplash

If you're looking for something unique during the already spectacular Holi 2023, then visiting Jaipur during the annual Elephant Festival will be unforgettable. During the exciting parade, each elephant is decorated with beautiful and colorful garbs in direct connection with the celebration. This all occurs alongside many other cultural activities, unique performances, and exciting competitions.

If you're staying in Jaipur before or beyond the Holi 2023 celebration, you'll find plenty to do. The Amber Palace should be on everyone's list. Highlighted as one of the best places to visit in Jaipur, the majestic architecture, incredible castles, and amazing evening light shows will deliver a spectacular experience that will only be the cherry on top of your Holi 2023 trip.

Holi 2024 - Hawa Mahal Road, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Road, Jaipur | source: Aditya Siva@ Unsplash

Nahargarh Fort is also a great option for more adventurous tourists. There are tons of trekking and cycling tours that lead to the grand fort, offering breathtaking sunset views and historical significance. While you're at it, you should also pay a visit to Hawa Mahal and its unique 953-window honeycomb design. We recommend visiting in the early hours to enjoy the enchanting glow of the morning light.

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4. Udaipur

Holi 2024 - City Palace, Old City, Udaipur, Rajasthan

City Palace, Old City, Udaipur, Rajasthan | source: Vivek Sharma@ Unsplash

Udaipur's mesmerizing scenic views, including lakes, gardens, and palaces, offer the ideal backdrops for all the amazing festivities taking place during Holi 2023. You must visit the City Palace, where the royal family hosts an unforgettable Holi celebration for all in attendance. The Maharana of Mewar arrives on his royal horse, riding through the streets of Udaipur, leading all to the grandeur of the City Palace. While there, you can enjoy a delicious traditional feast and unforgettable performances from local artists. To top it all off, the Holika Dahan ceremony involves igniting a bonfire, burning away the evil spirits, and symbolizing a triumph victory over evil. There are also plenty of color-filled activities taking place the next day.

Fortunately, there are other endless attractions that make Udiapur an ideal destination for Holi 2023. We recommend taking a boat cruise on Lake Pichola. The freshwater lake offers unique and charming views of Udaipur, including its beautiful palaces, islands, and temples.

Bagore Ki Haveli is also a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. Standing tall as an 18th-century grand mansion, you can explore Udaipur's hookahs, dice games, copper vessels, and much more! Explore around 100 different rooms filled with historic and unique significance. You also can enjoy an amazing view of the above-mentioned Lake Pichola.

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5. Hampi, Karnataka

Holi 2024 - Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka |source: Parul Gupta@ Unsplash

As in most places in India during Holi 2023, Hampi is a place for incredibly fun celebrations for both locals and tourists. In the typical two-day events, celebrators ignite bonfires, symbolizing the good riddance of the evil spirits. And the next day features an explosion of colors with traditional foods and drinks for everyone to enjoy. Frolic in the streets of Hampi as they fill with incredible music, cheers, and non-stop entertainment.

There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy while in Hampi. Take an exciting bicycle or moped ride and explore everything the beautiful town has to offer, like the Tungabhadra River. You can also visit the temples and ruins of Hampi, or if you're feeling extra adventurous, you can go rock climbing and admire the historical architectural designs and pristine landscape. Hampi Bazaar is also a must-visit attraction. The quaint marketplace features old pavilions lining the streets, countless restaurants, and many interesting shops.

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6. Holi Moo! Festival in Dehradun and Goa

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Holi Moo Festival |source: John Thomas@ Unsplash

The multi-stage/festival event celebrates Holi 2023 in the most joyous and lively of fashions. Visitors from around the world are immersed in the traditional festivities, embarking on a twin-city tour in Dehradun and Goa. Enjoy contemporary music, art, and culture with endless opportunities to engage in the Holi festival like never before.

If you're looking for a secure and welcoming environment to experience Holi 2023, Holi Moo! is the place for you. There is also a lot of delicious Indian and Western food and cocktails to enjoy from a variety of different restaurants and shops.

How do I get there?

This year the festival will be held on March 4th and 8th in Dehradun and Goa. On March 4th, venture to Dehradun for a fun-filled day of EDM, Hip-Hop, and Bollywood music, as well as plenty of great food and attractions. You can reach Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport, which is about 15 miles (25 km) away from the city center.

👉 On March 8th, the fun moves to Goa, which is about a 4-hour drive from Dehradun. You'll enjoy a variety of live music, including Reggaeton, Dance Hall, Afro House, and much more. Moreover, you'll be very close to the beach (depending on your accommodations) and to a number of pubs and restaurants.

👉 As Holi 2023 falls on March 8th this year, you'll also experience the festival as it is traditionally celebrated with burning pyres, joyous cheering, and plenty of colored powder splashing the sky…and your clothes.

Where should I stay?

1. Dehradun

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2. Goa

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7. Dol Purnima celebration in Bhubaneswar:

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Holi Festival | source: Tom Watkins@ Unsplash

Holi celebrations occur in most places throughout India, and the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, is just as exciting of a place to experience Holi 2023 as any other. Dance the day away to incredible western and Bollywood tunes while tossing colored water balloons and powder in the air and onto each other. Bhubaneswar also embraces an eco-friendly approach to the celebrations by using organic-colored powders and limiting the use of water.

There are endless party venues you can choose from, along with great restaurants and pubs for more fun and entertainment. The Swapna Pati Foundation Herbal Holi is a popular event scheduled for March 7th. Enjoy great local artists like DJ Venus and Amrita Rao and an herbal Holi festival, which provides organic, chemical-free chemicals that utilize Multani Mithi, flowers, and other eco-friendly ingredients.

Besides celebrating Holi 2023, Bhubaneswar offers countless attractions. Visit Lingaraj Temple and marvel at the masterful architecture with 54-meter-high buildings. The temple has thousands of years of history and has maintained its traditional designs and details.

The Nandankanan Zoo is also a joyous attraction, perfect for the entire family. Enjoy many amazing animals like black panthers, white tigers, birds, and many more. You can also take a relaxing stroll around the Zoo's botanical garden and feast your eyes on the luscious green.

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8. Mumbai

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Holi celebration | source: Pramod Tiwari@ Unsplash

Celebrating Holi 2023 in Mumbai should be at the top of every visitor's list this year. In addition to traditional Holi festival events, there are also many other unique and interesting activities to further enjoy during the festivities.

The best ways to celebrate Holi 2023 in Mumbai

1. Camping at Dahanu Chikoo Farm

Camping, traditionally, is an excellent way to unwind and take a break from the mundane life routine. Well, the same can be achieved in Mumbai during Holi 2023. At the Chikoo farm, you'll immerse in the festival of colors in the backdrop of amazing live DJ performances, bonfires, and incredible food.

2. Rang De

If you're searching for a unique Holi festival experience with the Arabian Sea situated beautifully in the background, then this is the place for you. It's perfect for solo traveling or for those who have companies. With tons of live music, rain dances, and explosions of organic colors, it will be a huge miss if you don't pay this place a visit.

3. Bollyboom Holi

Dancing joyously is also a huge part of the holiday. Practice or learn traditional Bollywood moves with vibrant music blasting in the background. Moreover, prepare to fully immerse in the colorful Holi festival and create unforgettable memories.

4. Somshiva

The Somshiva Color Festival is considered to be one of the most significant events in Mumbai. In addition to the incredible décor, you can also enjoy colorful lights and a 40-foot-high sculptor of Lord Shiva himself. There's also plenty of great food, drinks, and music.

5. Adventure Holi Fest

When we say Adventure Holi Fest, we mean adding incredible activities like climbing, rappelling, or just enjoying the amazing Holi 2023 activities near the lakeside. Kolad is a haven for incredible attractions, and beyond the traditional festival events, you'll find plenty to entertain you and anyone you happen to be traveling with at the time.

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9. Haryana

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Kurukshetra, Haryana, India | source: Aman Singh@ Unsplash

Like many places throughout India, Holi 2023 will be celebrated with extreme enthusiasm in Haryana, and you should not miss it. Listen to traditional Haryanvi Holi songs or dance amongst clouds of colored powder. As the tradition goes, most people exchange sweets with family and friends, ensuring the ambiance is filled with joy and laughter. It's all about unity and burning away the evil doing that has tried to suppress the progress for a better tomorrow.
As in most places in India, if you desire activities beyond the Holi 2023 festival, then Haryana offers countless attractions to satisfy your needs. Visit different cities in Haryana, like Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Panchkula, where there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and much more.

Cyber Hub / Source: Trip.com

Cyber Hub in Gurugram is easily a top-choice destination. For shopping and food, you can never go wrong with the Cyber Hub. It offers countless art shows, cultural hot spots, restaurants, and more for you to easily enjoy several hours of venturing from place to place.

👉 If you're a big fan of escape rooms, The Hidden Hour Gurugram was designed to provide the thrills and excitement for an adventurous experience. Adventure Nation is also a fantastic option for all visiting the Gurugram area. They offer a variety of amazing opportunities to experience India in a unique fashion, including their motorbike adventures in Ladakh, Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur, and even a base camp trek at Mount Everest. Undoubtedly, there's plenty to do and see, ensuring your Holi2023 or any trip to India is filled with lifelong memories.

👉 By far, the best city to celebrate Holi in Haryana is Yamuna Nagar. If you want to experience the traditional celebration in its truest form with community kitchens and prayer meetings, then it's best to do away with the major destinations.

Where should I stay?

Regardless of which city you are planning to celebrate Holi 2023 in, there are many fantastic accommodation options to ensure you are comfortable and intrigued to return after the festivities have died down.

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What are the Holi rituals?

As mentioned above, the Holi festival celebrates the ending of Winter and the welcoming of the Spring season. Although the rituals sometimes vary depending on where you are during the celebration, for the most part, festivities include colorful powders, custom folk music, and plenty of delicious sweets.

colorful powders / Source: rishi @ Unsplash

The fundamental essence of the tradition includes burning away the evil spirits brought about by the fire-immune Holika, who the festival is named after. This is done through the use of pyres across India with twigs, leaves, and other flammable objects being tossed inside to welcome in the new beginnings coming in Spring. One should remember the eternal spirits of the Holi rituals and respect them as they participate in various Holi 2023 activities.
There are several customs and traditions during the Holi festival, and most locals would prepare days ahead of the start date. Traditional snacks are prepared, and wood logs used for pyres and Holi rituals are set up.
  • The play of colors is almost essential in most, if not all, regions of India during the Holi festival. As described above, it is natural for celebrators to drench each other and the air with water and color. More importantly, each color used has a symbolic meaning to the Holi festival. Covered in custom colors, in some regions, locals visit nearby houses and sing relatable songs before moving on to other destinations.

What should I wear?

  • Yes, Holi 2023 will be an unforgettable event for both locals and tourists. However, there are certain dress codes you should probably abide by to ensure you experience the festivities in their entirety.
Cotton is highly recommended. As temperatures increase, cotton is great for keeping your body dry faster. However, if you're planning to get plenty wet throughout the many festivities, then we recommend opting for nylon since these synthetic fibers don't absorb water that much. Whatever you choose, bringing an extra change of clothes will ensure you are comfortable while branding the outfits you celebrate in.
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Holi outfits / Source: Bulbul Ahmed @ Unsplash

You can almost never go wrong with denim jeans and a tank top. For Holi 2023 or any Holi festival, it is always best to keep it simple. It's also important to wear a pair of comfortable shoes as you'll be doing a lot of walking and running. Comfort is the No.1 necessity. Moreover, keep all jewelry and accessories simple. It is unnecessary to overdo it, especially during a religious ceremony.

What shouldn't I wear?

With that said before, it is important that you avoid certain clothing and accessories when celebrating Holi 2023. First, see-through clothing or any fabric that clings tightly to your body is not recommended. To keep it in line with Holi 2023, it is best to dress in vibrant, colorful clothing and avoid anything overly dark or plain. Shoes with too much bling and heels will be no fun, not just for the aesthetics but also for your comfort. For the latter, it's best to prevent any ankle sprains or foot injuries when trying to keep up with the fast pace of the celebrations.

👉 Simply put, avoid causing too much distraction or irritation to the locals. As a foreigner, the last thing you want is to attract too much attention. Don't over-accessorize with jewelry, clothing, scarves, etc. Always respect local customs and traditions and never wear or display anything that will offend locals or the Holi festival in general.

Who celebrates Holi, and how has it expanded beyond India?

It is best to know that Holi is a Hindu festival that is celebrated throughout India and various parts of the world. In a traditional sense, it involves the burning of evil spirits and bringing in new beginnings seen through joyous festivities, vibrant colors, and amazing music.
There are millions of Indians scattered all over the world, and with them, they have brought the traditions and customs they care about dearly. Whether it is Holi 2023 or Diwali, Indian festivals are always celebrated in premier grandeur fashion, just like they would be in local hometowns.
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It is always important to respect the tradition and history of the festival. In recent years, Holi celebrations in various countries outside India have faced much criticism over appropriation. So, if celebrating the historic festival, it is best to learn its history and keep all activities in line with and respectful of the overall meaning of Holi.
The special feast is equally important. As mentioned above, sweets are commonly exchanged gifts, and Gujiya is among the favorites. Traditional delicacies like kanji vada and chole bhature are also a favorite during the festivities.

What should I expect during Holi 2023?

Colored powders, water balloons, and water guns. And lots of each, sometimes as soon as you step outside your apartment or hotel. Of course, all are done in a joyous fashion. The colors are a clear representation of what's to come in the Spring, as mentioned above. If you're new to festivities, it is best that you join in on the fun and embraces a vibrant tradition as it unfolds before you.
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Ganga River / Source: Trip.com

👉 It is also probably best that you avoid venturing out with any expensive camera equipment or clothing because it is likely to be covered in a variety of colored powders. Of course, most, if not all, want to capture the festivities live. If this is your wish, then remember to protect your smartphones, cameras, and other equipment with durable and impenetrable casing.

There are certain tips that you should follow when preparing to attend a Holi 2023celebration. We mentioned the clothing requirements above, but you should also keep in mind other crucial suggestions. With the large amount of color powder bound to be tossed in the air and on you, it is best to protect your hair with coconut, a bandana, or a hair net to avoid permanent dying. You should also apply skin moisturizer for better defense again the various colored powder that may flow your way. Fortunately, many places in India have adopted organic ingredients in their powders to protect you and the environment.
  • If you are not completely sure about the powders used at the Holi 2023 festival you're attending, then you should wash it all off immediately after the fun is over.
  • Prepared to be splashed with color at any moment if you find yourself outside. It's full of fun and celebrations, but if you aren't ready, it can become overwhelming very fast.
  • If you prefer to enjoy a safe and secure Holi experience, you can always ask your hotel or hostel. Some offer incredible parties and events that you can enjoy in more comfort.
You can also consider taking a Holi tour, where you'll make sure to experience the festive event in its entirety. Of course, any tour you embark on will cost, but the expert guides you'll meet will take you to incredible museums, temples, and attractions that host unforgettable Holi 2023 events.

To Sum Up

Holi 2023, just like any Holi celebration, is a traditional event that breathes life into the many people that celebrate it. If you're visiting India or attending any Holi event for the first time, ensure that you respect the customs and traditions. You could even consider researching the history of the celebration to better interact with the locals.
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Taj Mahal / Source: Trip.com

Holi is more than just live music, drinks, and colored powders. The igniting of many pyres symbolizes the burning away of the evil spirits determined to destroy us. Moreover, within the Spring season, you can expect a multitude of positive changes. This is where the colors come in. New beginnings await those who have suffered in the months before, and that is clearly represented in the variety of powders that explode in the air every year.
It is always wise to be safe and secure when immersing in the festivities, being drowned in colored powder, or venturing to new destinations. If you genuinely desire to visit India for Holi 2023 there are plenty of hotel and flight options that will get you there. Not to mention the many attractions you will get to enjoy when taking a break from all the fun and color.

FAQ-Everything You Need to Know about Holi 2023!

  • When is Holi in the USA 2023?

    Holi 2023 falls on March 8th this year in the US. For other worldwide regions, it is advised to confirm your destination and check the time difference in advance.


  • Why do we celebrate Holi?

    Essentially, Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil, burning away undesirable spirits via pyres and embracing new beginnings through colors.


  • What you need to know about Holi?

    Holi celebrates the victory of Lord Vishnu over the evil Holika, the celebration is named after that legend. Locals burn away evil spirits and welcome a better tomorrow in Spring.


  • What should we do to prepare for Holi?

    Prepare for an explosion of colored powder, which means you should avoid venturing out with expensive camera equipment or clothing unless you have great protection.


  • What month is best to go to Holi?

    Holi 2023 falls on March 8th, so book your tickets beforehand! Never fret, it is not too late and you can always enjoy the festivities locally as Holi is celebrated worldwide.


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