March 01st

Keeping up with its colourful spirits, Pondicherry is a riot of joy during Holi, the festival of colour, celebrated across India during spring. Playful friends chasing around to put colours on each other, the exchange of sweets and prayers are an integral part of the celebrations.

Holi is celebrated for 2 days. The first day is called Choti Holi or Kama Dhanam, where a bonfire is lit in the evening, representing the burning of a demon Holika; this ritual is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil. On the second day, people throw coloured water and powders at each other, get drenched in the colours without any reservations, and celebrate with abandon.

Holi Festival

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Government of Puducherry