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Guyana: Phagwah Celebrated at National Stadium and Indian Cultural Centre

Phagwah Festival… Riot of colours transform National Stadium

Phagwah 2015

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March 7, 2015 | KNEWS|  By Rabindra Rooplall

Thousands welcomed the “festival of colours” yesterday at the National Stadium Providence, East Bank Demerara, with a riot of colours to celebrate the annual Phagwah festival.

The ancient Hindu Festival of Holi, which heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a national holiday and sees revelers pouring onto the streets ending up at the National Stadium for an event hosted under Inspire Inc in collaboration with Hindus United for Guyana (HUG). Continue reading

Holi or Phagwah + Phagwah songs – 13 videos autoplay

HOLI or Phagwah – Festival of Colours

(Hindi: होली, Nepali: होली,Punjabi: ਹੋਲੀ Sindhi: هولي) is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours.

It is primarily observed in India and Nepal. It is also observed by the minority Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well in countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Holi is also known as Phagwah (Assamese: ফাকুৱা), Festival of Colours, or Doḷajātra (Oriya: ଦୋଳଯାତ୍ରା) in Odisha, and as Dol Jatra (Bengali: দোলযাত্রা) or Basantotsav (“spring festival”) (Bengali: বসন্তোৎসব) in West Bengal and Assam.            Continue reading

GUYANA – “Festival of Colours” launched to boost tourism

GUYANA – “Festival of Colours” launched to boost tourism

It’s the first of a series of tourism packages aimed at the Guyanese Diaspora.

Sunday, 29 January 2012 –

holi_groupThe government of Guyana has launched a new initiative to boost tourism by about 20 per cent. It’s sponsoring a special package themed “Festival of Colours” from March 2 – 9, 2012 to coincide with the annual Holi/Phagwah festival, which was brought to the country in the 19th century by Indian indentured labourers.

The aim of the project is to get Guyanese living abroad to come home for the week and rediscover ‘home’. It’s the first of a series of tourism packages aimed at the Guyanese Diaspora.

Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali told local media, “We are targeting overseas based Guyanese directly, to come home to rediscover and enjoy the cultural activities in their home.” He added that “there will be a package available for the week-long activities.” Continue reading

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