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Holi is a vibrant festival of colors. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional folk music.
Here is all you need to know about the celebration of the Festival of Colors in Kuwait.
Holi 2024 in Kuwait date and time
The festival of Holi usually falls in February-March according to the Gregorian calendar. Next year, Holi will be celebrated on 25 March.
Holi 2024 celebrations in Kuwait
Holi celebrations in Kuwait share many similarities with those of the rest of the world, albeit with minor differences. People attend Holi events to meet and interact with friends or family.
During the Holi celebrations, the air is filled with the sound of joyous music and the sight of vibrant colors. People gather together to sing, dance, and play with colorful powders, water guns, and water balloons, creating an atmosphere of pure happiness and excitement. The streets are alive with the festival’s energy as people joyfully splash each other with colored liquids and return drenched and dyed.
It’s a time to forget all worries and embrace the spirit of Holi, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colors and the warmth of loved ones. So immerse yourself in this magical celebration, where the music, dance, and colors merge to create an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories for years.
A range of mouth-watering delicacies is prepared, including Punchranga pulao, Dhal maharani, medu vedai ki chaat, channa kachori chaa, Paneer diwani hand, Aloo gobi and many more. Sweet treats like the kesar gujiya, raisins and chironji nuts, and thandai drinks are also served on the special occasion of Holi.
Where is Holi celebrated in Kuwait?
The expat community in Kuwait, primarily the Indian diaspora, celebrate Holi in their homes or at gatherings conducted by organizations. One such prominent Indian organization is the Upkar Association Kuwait, which regularly organizes a Holi bash annually.
This year, Holi celebrations were held at a desert camp. Several games were conducted with fun activities for kids and families. The DJ’s tunes lifted the spirits of everyone present with festive music, and a huge spread of Indian delicacies and cuisines was laid out for everyone.