Holi Festival 2015

It's March again and that means another year to celebrate one of India's best festival - Th...

It's March again and that means another year to celebrate one of India's best festival - The Holi 2015 a.k.a. The Festival of Colors!:) My best friends and husband attended one last year and we had a great time, so we didn't want to miss out on this year. Luckily, we were able to go, because it was much bigger and had more activities this time around. :)



For those who aren't familiar...

"Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia." (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi)

The Holi Manila Festival was done at SM by the bay again and the ticket prices for on the site purchase is Php 200, while pre-selling before the event itself was only Php 150. :)
As soon as we got our tickets, we held on to them tightly, because your ticket is your key to getting the color or powder you'll be using to to throw or smear on people. :)

Last year, we were only able to get limited colors of powder, so I'm glad this time around, they had more options for us to choose from!




This festival is meant for the kids as well! Though, I don't recommend bringing a tiny baby, because the powder might go in their eyes or mouth. :( Unless you have ways of protecting them against those. :)

I wasn't able to take a photo of us before Holi, but believe me, we still looked a bit clean on the photos below. Others were really covered in color!



Incase you want to try Holi next year, my tips are....

1. Wear an all white t-shirt- this is the best color to wear, because you can easily spot the color thrown on you and that's the purpose! Just make sure it's the kind of shirt you're willing to get stained on. :)

2. Bring a bag that you're also willing to get stained on, because I can't promise that the color will come off. Though mine has. :)

3. Put clear plastic on your camera or gadget to protect it, if you want to take a lot of photos of the event

4. Bring extra shirts and at least two face towels or soap, because it's kind hard to remove the color if you don't scrub it

5. Just enjoy the culture! There are a lot of Indian entertainment and food, so immerse yourself it in. :)




Finally, our ultimate dirty selves! hahaha! The host asked everyone if we wanted more color and he threw tiny plastic bags to the crowd, fortunately, my best friend Lester had a good catch of one, but unfortunately the plastic bag had a really thin material, so it exploded on our faces as he caught it! =P We couldn't stop laughing!

It was another awesome Holi experience for us and I can't wait for next year! HOLI HEY!!!

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2 comments♥

  1. Oh this event made me miss Sinulog! Iba ang fun noh? Especially when you get to enjoy with your kids like yung painting activity and your friends too! :) hope to bump your space more often!

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  2. Sounds fun!!! Parang I wanna attend next year hahaha :p Miss you Ava!

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