Holi Hai @ Geoje Island

On Sunday, I went to Korea’s Holi Hai festival.

From their site:

Holi Hai, also known as the Festival of Colors, celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate! Make sure to wear white because this party gets colorful. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love, and the freedom to live vibrantly.

I can’t emphasize how much fun this was. With your wristband, you were able to choose two different colors of powder. Usually if you saw someone whose clothes were still mostly white or if they were lacking a certain color, you would get some sprinkled on you. Also, it was fairly common for someone to take some and gently put it on your face.

There were free samosas (YES!) and live performances. Personally, I just loved the Bollywood performers. We would sprinkle powder on participants and dance around, sometimes forming a train. If you didn’t get a chance to do it this year, I definitely suggest you try it next time around.

Did I mention that I really, really want to go to one in India now?

Throughout the festival, we kept changing appearances. You can see the progression here.

Some shots of the festival itself.

This was when everyone was told to release their powder at once.

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Just one of the many fun performances.

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Also, special thanks for my friends who got this excellent footage and took such beautiful photos to share with me! 🙂

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