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9 Unique Ways to Celebrate Holi

Holi, the festival of colours and love, is celebrated in India and other parts of the world with great zeal and enthusiasm. This festival symbolises the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. If you are looking to celebrate Holi uniquely, here are 9 ideas that you can try:


Unique Ways of Celebrating Holi 

  • Go on a staycation

Going on a staycation is a unique and enjoyable way to celebrate Holi. Instead of travelling far from home, you can stay in a hotel or resort in your own city or nearby. This allows you to escape the daily routine and immerse yourself in a festive and colourful atmosphere. For example, if you live in Delhi, you can just search “best hotels near me”. You can spend your time lounging by the pool, indulging in spa treatments, and enjoying delicious meals. Many OYO hotels and resorts offer special Holi packages that include traditional Holi activities such as rangoli making, Holi games, and bonfires. With a staycation, you can have a relaxing and rejuvenating Holi celebration without the hassle of travelling.

  • Plan a Picnic

Holi is a time for joy and celebration, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a picnic! Pack a basket filled with your favourite foods, drinks, and Holi treats, and head out to a nearby park or countryside. Spend the day playing with colours, singing and dancing, and feasting with your friends and family. You can also bring traditional Holi games like ‘Dahi Handi’ and ‘Holi Ke Rang’ to add to the festive atmosphere.

To make your Holi picnic even more special, you can decorate your picnic area with colourful streamers, balloons, and flowers. You can also bring a portable speaker to play music and set up a Holi photo booth with props and backdrops to capture memories. A picnic is a great way to get out of the city, enjoy the fresh air, and celebrate Holi in a relaxed and natural setting. So, gather your loved ones, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to celebrate Holi in style!


  • Enjoy a Rooftop Barbeque

One of the most enjoyable celebratory ideas you could do on Holi is to have some barbeque tikkas, drinks, and music on your rooftop! You could spend some good time with your friends and family, play various games, sing songs, play charades, play the guitar, and have a memorable time this Holi.


  • Host a Virtual Holi Event

If you cannot celebrate Holi in person or want to include friends and family from all over the world, you can host a virtual Holi event. Invite everyone to join in the celebration through a video call platform and encourage them to dress in bright colours and decorate their spaces with flowers and lights. Play traditional Holi music, exchange greetings, and enjoy a virtual feast together. You can even organise virtual games, such as guessing the names of popular Holi songs or having a virtual Holi quiz. This is a fun and innovative way to bring everyone together and celebrate the festival of colours, no matter where they are located.


  • Plan a Special Holi Movie Marathon

Is there any special movie that you associate with Holi? If there is, what better occasion to have such a movie marathon? You could also watch various online programs, especially on the occasion of Holi. By having a Holi movie marathon, you could also relax and spend your day indoors. 


  • Celebrate a Flower Holi

A significant aspect of celebrating Holi is wishing your friends, neighbours, and loved ones a special Holi with greetings, colours, and sweets. You could play flower Holi with your family and save water. You could also save your face and hair from artificial colours that may not be good for your skin. 


  • Attend a Music Concert

In the metro cities such as Delhi and Kolkata, on Holi, you could experience some amazing music concerts. You could either go to these specific places, stay at the family hotels in Delhi and experience a music concert or Holi party with your friends and loved ones. You could also enjoy some thandai after the concert and soak in the liveliness of the atmosphere. 


  • Organise a Holi Party at Home

If you do not want to step out of your home but at the same time want to enjoy the enthusiasm of Holi, then you could cook up a feast in your home and invite your friends, family and neighbours for a Holi party. When cooking, you could give the traditional Holi dishes a colourful twist and have lots of sweets and snacks to celebrate the true spirit of Holi with your loved ones. You could also share Holi stories with your guests and have a great fiesta at home!


  • Witness age-old Holi Traditions

India is a country with a mix of cultures and traditions. And Holi does not look the same in every place. Hence, on such a special occasion, you could go ahead and witness any of the cultures and traditions of Holi in a place in India. You could visit Vrindavan and witness the flower Holi and Lathmar Holi of Barsana. 

OYO Rooms provides some of the best family hotels in Vrindavan, through which you can explore some of the top sightseeing in Vrindavan at your pace


In the end, no matter what you plan on doing, Holi is a festival meant to be spent with your friends and family. No matter what you choose, make them a part of it and spread joy.

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