Festival of Colors (HOLI) Held in Pattaya and Draws Happy, Energetic Crowd

Pattaya –

The Festival of Colors (HOLI) was held in Pattaya for the first time in the eastern Thailand. Thousands of Indians, foreigners from other nations, and Thais joined in the festival.

Our previous story:

Pattaya City along with the Thai Indian Pattaya Business Association (TIPBA) and the Indian Community Pattaya Association (ICP) is inviting everyone to celebrate the festival of Holi in Pattaya at the Central Pattaya Beach Road intersection from 12 PM until 7 PM on March 11th.

The festival was held on Saturday (March 11th) at Central Pattaya Beach at the end of Central Klang. Joining in the festival were the President of the Thai Indian Pattaya Business Association (TIPBA) Mr. Sukkarat Karnla and the President of the Indian Community Pattaya Association (ICP) Mr. Laksaman Singh.

The Festival of Colors (HOLI) Pattaya Thailand was held to support Indian traditions and encourage tourism. There were two zones in the festival which were a Hindu religious zone and an entertainment zone for organic color splashing with live music and dancing, as well as free Indian food and drinks.

The festival is one of the most well known internationally Indian festivals. HOLI means ‘end of year’. The color splashing is similar to the Songkran festival, which is now only a few weeks away.

The event was seen as a preview to Songkran on social media with thousands of likes and shares across social media and major attention, with many focused on happy and excited the participants were.

Organizers appeared pleased with the turnout and overall positive reception of the event and hope it will be become an annual tradition in Pattaya and bigger every year.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.