Next week sees the Holi Festival in Goa. We cannot wait to celebrate Holi festival this year in Goa. Here’s a little Holi ‘heads up’ to let you in on some of the history and meaning behind the event.

What is Holi and why is it celebrated?

Holi festival celebrates the triumph of good over bad. And, is a day for spreading happiness and love.

Above all, Holi is a time of joy and celebration and symbolises new beginnings. It is a Hindu festival, the Festival of Spring, and of all the Goa holidays 2023 Holi is one of the biggest and brightest (second only to perhaps Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which happens in October/November).

Also known as Festival of Colours or Festival of Love, Holi follows the Lunar calendar, not the Gregorian calendar. So this year, it will be celebrated on 7th to 8th March 2023 on the Full Moon. And as you can see from our pics, it is an awesome celebration!

Join us for Holi at Palm Trees Yoga Resort!

Holi South Goa
Holi Festival Goa

What do the colours of Holi mean?

The colourful powder thrown is called gulal which is made from starch and dyes. And, interestingly,  each of them has a different meaning. For instance, Red is for love, blue is for Lord Krishna, pink is for kindness, yellow for happiness, and green is for life.

Our Happy Holi 2023!

Our lucky 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training students will celebrate with us this year. We will have morning practice and then we will join the celebrations. Watch this space for photos and news of the day.

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