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Bring Out The Colours As We’re Telling How To Celebrate Holi In 2023

Bring Out The Colours As We’re Telling How To Celebrate Holi In 2023

This year, 8th of March is an extra special day as we get to celebrate International Women’s Day and Holi on the same day. So it’s gonna be a double dhamaka, right? If you don’t have your Holi plans sorted yet, don’t worry. Here’s the ultimate guide on how to celebrate Holi and enjoy the fest to the fullest. Check it out:

Why Is Holi Celebrated?

Before we actually get to celebrating the festival, we need to know the significance of Holi. The festival marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the colourful spring season (quite literally) in our country. Holi is an invocation for a good spring harvest and symbolic of love, forgiveness, happiness, and harmony in life. 

How To Celebrate Holi?


From wild Holi parties to fun-filled get togethers at home, there are a variety of ways to make the most of Holi like a tru-blu Hindustani. If your  Holi plans aren’t sorted yet and you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate Holi at home, we’re here for you. Here’s a full-fledged guide on how to enjoy the day indoors.

Lighting The Holika

Holi is a celebration of victory of good over evil rooted in the legend of Prahlad and Holika. The story is about Hiranyakashipu, an ancient king who claimed to be immortal and demanded to be worshiped. However, his own son Prahlad, a great devotee of Lord Vishnu refused to succumb despite the many atrocities inflicted on him. Finally, the king’s sister Holika tricked Prahlad into sitting on a pyre with her in a bid to get rid of him. While she protected herself with a cloak, Prahlad remained exposed. But as the fire blazed, the cloak flew from Holika’s body and encased Prahlad, thus saving his life. This miracle is commemorated on chhoti Holi (a day before Holi) by making the Holi fire. You can light one too and call your friends and family for a hearty bonfire meal!


Preparing For Holi

The next step is to prepare for Holi. For home celebrations, get a whole lot of savoury snacks and traditional desserts like gujiya and ghewar to share with your friends and fam. Keep some dry flowers handy instead of the regular gulaal to prevent staining of your precious furniture, walls, and cutesy kurtas. To be on the safer side, cover your sofas with old bed sheets, slap some coconut oil on your body and hair, and wear clothes you won’t regret dirtying or discarding later. Don’t forget to keep some extra pichkaris, balloons, and dry towels handy for your guests. 

Celebrating Holi

Go on, put some colour on your friends and fam, throw water on them, dance on peppy music, and indulge in traditional Holi desserts like gujiya and ghewar. P.S. hot pakodas after a wet Holi celebration can take the fun to a whole new level. If you don’t have the time to make some at home or the means to order, you can always keep ready-to-cook snacks handy, heat them for a few minutes and serve them hot and fresh. 

Visiting Friends And Family

A beautiful Holi tradition involves meeting all your friends and family and having a colourful celebration with them. After all, it’s a great day to repair your relationships, celebrate love, and start afresh. You can carry Holi-special desserts if you’re visiting a special one as a token of love. You can also carry some hot snacks to share with them if they live nearby. Additionally, prepare a bag with all your Holi essentials like balloons, coconut oil, water guns, organic colours, and some flower petals, so that you can play Holi with them too.

How To Celebrate Holi In Office

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If you’re among the few unlucky ones whose offices have opened, then you must try these awesome ways to celebrate Holi in office.

Organize A Lunch

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How to Celebrate Holi Festival in Office – Freepik

Nothing brings people together like delicious food, right? And there’s something extra special about Holi dishes.

If you’re celebrating Holi at your office in 2022, then having a mini lunch party is a great reminder of the ‘normal’ times. Everyone can bring home-cooked meals or you can order from a restaurant. And then, dig in!


Holi Quiz

Rangoli Competition

Is it even possible to celebrate Holi without making rangolis?! Instead of everyone making rangolis in a room, create a tiny, colourful masterpiece on your desk. Make sure you bring all the supplies you need from your home and may the best design win!

Holi jokes in Hindi

Make Your Own Drink

Another great ideas to celebrate holi at office is by making your own drinks! Have a mini bar set-up with mixers, edible flowers and the works. Everyone can DIY their own unique cocktail, share on Instagram and cheers!


Dance Competitions

Holi Party Celebration Ideas

Holi Party Celebration Ideas – Freepik

Time to tell all your fellow colleagues to watch out for the biggest competition of the year! Everyone gets to choose a song and will be given 15 minutes to prepare a dance for a minute or so. This is how you can celebrate holi festival in office.

Holi Rituals

How To Celebrate Holi Virtually

With Corona still haunting us, it’s better to play Holi virtually than smearing each other’s faces with colours. With that being said, here’s how you can easily celebrate Holi virtually being at your home.


PS: Who knew that celebrating Holi virtually can be so fun?

Send Each Other Colours

We agree that being intimate with people is not the best idea RN but that doesn’t mean that you cannot play Holi. If your friend is sitting halfway across the world, then it’s time to make them feel at home. Send a care package and include some Holi essentials such as dry colours. And of course, you always have a video call to play Holi virtually with all your loved ones. 

Order Their Fave Food Items

Nothing pleases a person other than food. And if you truly love your BFFs, then get their fave food items delivered to their place and have a virtual feast! It can be something as basic as a burger or some #HoiSpecial dishes like mithais. This way you can celebrate holi virtually.

Have Contests And Games

Another great holi celebration idea – Have a virtual pawri with your BFFs. And instead of just catching up, play games. Snakes and ladders, crosswords, Among Us– there are so many ways to have fun online. You can also play antakshari, Hollywood-Bollywood and even dumb charades with your best pals.


Now that we’ve given you so many ideas on how to celebrate Holi,  we’re sure that you will have a kickass day with family, friends, and all your loved ones. Happy Holi!

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17 Mar 2022

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