It’s true, Holi, the Festival of Colours originally came to be a commemoration of good triumphing evil. It became known as “Festival of Colors” from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who played pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colors. In the same way, it’s become a tradition for hotels and people to throw Holi parties on a large scale. Depending on where they are held, these are usually on a public or private basis.
A few guidelines while having fun at Holi parties
Holi parties, while being a ton of fun, can also sometimes get a bit rowdy. That being said, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when attending one.
- Go dressed in clothing that you’re not concerned about getting dirty.
- Do make sure you arm yourself with water balloons, colored powder, a pichkari or even a water gun for the ultimate Holi experience.
- Make sure to rub coconut oil on your hair and on your arms and legs too if they are exposed. (Sometimes the color doesn’t come out if applied directly to the skin.)
- Try not to get inebriated with Bhang (which is a paste made from cannabis plants) or any other kind of alcohol.
- If you’re a young lady or even a group of ladies, make sure to get back home or to your hotel before mid-day as this is when the men get inebriated and could possibly interfere with you. (If you are at one of these Holi parties with close friends then it’s fine.)
- Make sure you protect your face when playing and avoid having color thrown into your eyes, nose or ears.
- Most importantly, do let your hair down and have a great time!
Time for a kaleidoscope of colors at any of these Holi parties!
Now that you know what to do at Holi parties, let’s check out where you can go for some fun. All these venues are throwing their Holi parties on 2nd March.
It’s Holi by the Bay at Bay 15! Bay 15 is throwing a Holi Brunch at the Harbour Grill. You get to spend the day feasting on a spread of culinary delights. It comes with an unlimited buffet and beverages, live grills, pool and beach access and loads more. There will be a DJ spinning some great music for you too. Check out the Bay 15 Facebook page for more information. (T&C apply).
Grand Hyatt Goa
It’s gonna be a Grand Holi party! As they’ve been doing for the last 3 years and this year is sure to be no different. From 11 am to 3 pm, the Grand Hyatt Goa will come alive in a burst of colors. There will be Live food and drink stations and lots of music too. The dress code is white casuals to give it the full Holi effect once you’re fully colored. The Grand Hyatt Goa Facebook page has all the details so check it out! (T&C apply)
Rangistan at Las Olas
Party on the beach this Holi at Las Olas. Rangistan by Las Olas is probably going to be the biggest Holi party on the beach. The event starts at 10 pm on the 2nd of March and ends the next day at 6 am. There’s a lot in store and you can check out the Las Olas Facebook page for all the details. (T&C apply)
Rangotsav 2018 at The Southern Deck
The Southern Deck in Benaulim is throwing Rangotsav 2018. Also located right on the beach, the party starts at 10 am and goes on and on until they say it’s over. The venue is holding a rain dance, will have a color stall, a special dance performance, spot prizes and so much more! If you would like to be there, call on +91 9890393677 or +91 9923059404. The Facebook page for Southern Deck also has more details.
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