How to Holi in Suriname

Holi Phagwa also known as the Festival of Colors is celebrated every March in Suriname. It marks the victory of good over evil. It is a celebration where people (friends or strangers alike) smeared each other with different colors as a sign of love and belongingness.

In other Hindu tradition, it is a day for leaving the past and conflicts behind. It also signifies the coming of the new season, Spring and people symbolized it as a start of a new beginning.


Wear a white shirt. An old white t-shirt is the best choice. The powder colors are much more visible in white and you won’t regret it if it gets stained. Avoid wearing dark-colored clothes because it is traditionally a sign of unhappiness and Holi is all about fun and joy.


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7 thoughts on “How to Holi in Suriname

  1. Coyote from Orion says:

    Fantastic and fascinating. Thanks for telling us about this. All I have ever known of Suriname was an Olympic gold medalist in swimming was from there. Anthony Nestie

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  2. Coyote from Orion says:

    Otherwise I don’t know much about Suriname at all. I watched a good documentary on a landfill and a shamanic type shapeshift of the unerclass living there in Venezuela I think. Google “philharmonic landfill”. I actually had tears in my eyes at some points

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    • Pancake Bunnykins says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€ Sorry for the late reply. Suriname is multicultural. ๐Ÿ˜€ There are lots of Hindu, Chinese and Javanese holidays here as well. We just celebrated Holi 2017 and it was amazing.


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