calendar icon Tue, March 7, 2023

A major celebration in India, Holi is called the festival of colours. It generally falls in the month of March. During Holi, people smear each other's faces with colours and throw water balloons at friends and family. A fiesta of fun and food, Holi sees people coming together to exchange presents and burn a holy bonfire that marks the burning of all evil. Many signature dishes like gujiya (deep-fried sweet dumpling), dahivada (a snack served with yoghurt), thandai (a beverage made with almonds, rose petals, watermelon kernels, cardamom), and pakora (fritters) are prepared during the festivities.