Holi Manila: Festival of Colors
Group of friends holding different colors at the Holi Festival Manila

Holi Manila: Festival of Colors

This year’s Holi Festival celebration was a blast! If you’re not familiar with the celebration, Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is an Indian and Nepali celebration to welcome the arrival of spring and the end of winter. The celebration usually falls somewhere in between the end of February and the middle of March.

Holi is a very fun celebration where participants throw colored powder, called Gulal, at each other. We wore white shirts when we attended so that we’d look even more colorful. If you’re asthmatic, you might want to wear a scarf for protection (and bring your inhaler). The powder is organic though so it’s quite safe. It’s B’s first time to attend and even though she’s quite sneezy (she sneezes at least 6 times in a row every time), she was completely fine without any mask.

The thing I love the most about the celebration is that I get to sample authentic Indian food. Makes me want some lamb biryani just thinking about it. If you love Indian food, you should definitely attend.

Asia Society Philippines organizes the annual celebration so make sure you check their Facebook page out for the event details.

Mel Vargas

Hi, I'm Mel. I'm the jedi half of Curious Couple Travels. I used to be a corporate slave like most people but I've decided to leave work and spend the next 12 months traveling. Am I prepared? Maybe... Scared? A little. Excited? HECK YEAH!

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