Holi is a famous hindu festival that is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm by almost everyone in suriname. the ritual starts by lightning up the bonfire one day before the day of holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over the bad. the vibrancy of colors is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and holi being the festival of colors is actually a day worth rejoicing.
Over the past few years suriname has joined the international wave of holi celebrations by organizing huge holi inspired music festivals, which has grown into the second triumphant music and party event in the nation. starting this year, we’ll add a colorful walking event in the phagwa festival celebration. thousands of fun- loving adventurers from all over, regardless of ethnicity and religions join the phagwathon color parade in suriname. together we celebrate the deeper meaning of love, youthful vitality and goodness triumphing over evil with good music, great people and of course lots of color powders. we proudly celebrate this event in the most powerful characteristic of the country “togetherness and unity in diversity”