Why You Should Not Miss Holi Festival In Manila

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Here are some reasons why you should not miss Holi Festival in Manila.

The biggest color festival from India is coming back to Manila on March 12, 2017. Asia Society Philippines and SM by the Bay, in partnership with Embassy of India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce invite you to Holi Festival 2017.

Now in its 5th year in Manila, the festival has grown bigger and popular.From about 800 participants in its first year, it attracted more than 2500 participants in 2016. Each year more and more Filipinos participate and enjoy the festival with Indian community.

If you have been here before, there is no way you will be missing it. But for those who have never experienced it, here is why you should not miss Holi Festival in Manila.

Most Colorful Festival in the world

In a world filled with religious fanatics, you will hardly find another religious festival celebrated universally, cutting across religious and national barriers. It is as if colors have the power to melt away social, cultural and religious differences.

Become a Child again

Holi is truly a festival of youth. It is quite easy to find young people enjoying the festival in groups and sharing colors with their friends. On Holi, you become a child again and do the things you normally would not do. It is the day to celebrate youth.

Biggest Dance Floor in Manila

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The area of SM by the Bay where Holi festival is celebrated resembles a huge dance floor with catchy bollywood music being played by Indian and local DJ’s. Everyone can dance alongside the music while the Gulal (colored powder) is being being thrown in the air.

Indian Cultural performance

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The Holi festival Manila lets you experience the unique opportunity to explore the Indian musical extravaganza. Different groups from the Indian and filipino community showcase their performances on the stage.

Delicious Indian Cuisine

There are several food booths serving both restaurant made and homemade Indian food.

Holi Countdowns 

Three countdowns are played and you will see crowd going berserk over every countdown.

Hosted by SAM YG & Joyce Pring

This year the festival will be hosted by popular RJ and TV personality Filipino Indian Sam YG and Joyce Pring.

Live Drummers

While you dance, live drummers make their way through the crowd to keep the energy going.

Henna & Rangoli

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Henna tattoo artists are available at the venue.

Win a Roundtrip ticket to any destination in PH

Buy a ticket to Holi Manila 2017 and get a chance to win one roundtrip ticket to any Air Asia destination in the Philippines!

The raffle will be held during the Holi Festival on March 12 at SM By the Bay. The winner must be present during the festival and submit their ticket showing the matching ticket stub that was drawn from a bowl to claim the prize.

Tickets preselling at P200. Tickets available at SM ticket outlets and you can also buy it online on smtickets.com. For more information contact 02-477-2222.