Holi Celebrations Around The World

Holi Celebrations Around The World
Holi is celebrated globally. Bulgarian locals celebrate the festival of colours in Ruse City, Bulgaria. , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Cities from all over the world are set to celebrate Holi, the festivals of colours, in full swing

Meenketan Jha
March 18 , 2022
02 Min Read

Celebrated with extravagant enthusiasm, Holi is one of the most important festivals in India. With spirits at an all time high across the nation, the festival of colours is ready to capture imaginations and be extremely social media friendly. There's frenetic shopping going on already as families and friends are getting ready to celebrate the day soon. While all the bustle can seem natural to us in India, recently, the festival has been gaining prominence in many, many cities across the world.  

For non-resident Indians, festivals like this provide for an opportune time to connect with their cultural roots and traditions. It serves as a reminder of home and they, with friends, take to celebrating the festival with gusto. And not just Indians, the festival is seen a colour expression among people of other ethnicities and thus, Holi is celebrated worldwide! Here's a look at the celebrations from across the world!


Whether you are in India or outside, Holi is one day every Indian eagerly waits for. In Australia, the occasion is made special with a run that takes place in Gold Coast. With such a massive Indian population, Australia is one of many countries where the festival of colours is just as spiritedly celebrated as at home.

South Africa is another country flooded with individuals of Indian origins. Holi is enjoyed here by playing a free-for-all colour war, enjoying bonfires, and singing Holi songs. The vibrant Gujarati community in the African nation make the festival so enticing that you definitely want to be a part of it.

Tamil happens to be one of the national languages of Singapore. That should tell you something about the Indian population in the diverse nation. Singapore's locals enjoy Holi in full swing as they join in on the fun. Water colour fights are a popular event. While it might not compete with the celebrations back home, Holi in Singapore is certainly a memorable affair with extravagant events.

Students at Oxford University celebrate this Indian festival with open arms. It doesn't matter if you are an Indian national or not- as long as you are open to accepting the traditions of different cultures you can be a part of this extraordinary festival. The event brings the families together and connects the non-resident Indians with their cultural traditions.

This Spanish city takes to Holi like a fish to water. Barcelona joins in the season of festivities with much enthusiasm with the locals partaking in this Indian festival of colours. Spain has its own version of Holi called the Tomatina Festival where instead of colours the locals play with tomatoes.

Canada is known for its large Punjabi population. Students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver form an important aspect of multicultural diversity of the college. Holi is a significant festival of the Indian community in Canada.

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