Holi 2023: Holi festival is celebrated with great pomp every year in India. This year Holi is being celebrated on 7th and 8th March. Holi is a festival of colours. Holi is played all over India on the next day of Holika Dahan and wishes are given to each other by applying color and gulal. There are also some places where instead of color and gulal, Holi of tomatoes and mud is played. Let us know about those countries of the world where Holi is played in different ways.
Celebrating Watermelon Festival in Australia (Holi 2023)
Like the Holi festival of India, a festival like Holi is celebrated in Australia too. In Australia, the festival of colors is celebrated only once every two years. Australia’s festival of colors is called Watermelon Festival, which is celebrated in the month of February. Like the name, Holi is played with watermelon in this festival. People throw watermelons at each other and enjoy the festival.
South Korea used to have mud Holi
Korea is a country like India regarding its traditions and culture. Like India’s Holi festival, South Korea also celebrates the festival of colours. This is called the Boryeong Mud Festival. The Mud Festival of South Korea is celebrated every year in the month of July. During the festival people throw mud on each other. A huge tub is made, which is filled with mud, people are thrown into the mud of this tub.
Holi played with tomatoes in Italy (Holi 2023)
The romantic city of Italy hosts a festival of colors called the Orange Battle. It is celebrated in the month of January. In this festival people do not color each other but throw tomatoes like Holi in Spain. Let’s soak each other with tomato juice.
Holi is celebrated by dancing
A festival similar to India’s Holika Dahan is also celebrated in Rome. The holly of Rome is called Radica. On this day people go to the highest places of the city and collect girls and burn them. During the burning, the Romans sing, dance and have fun around the fire.
Holi of colors happens in Spain too
Spain is a very beautiful country, where the festival of colors is celebrated, which is similar to Holi in India. Spain’s Festival of Colors is called La Tomatina. On this day people play Holi with tomatoes instead of colours. People gather at one place and throw tomatoes at each other.