In South America, many Indians live as immigrants. In Suriname, the Hindu community is almost 40 percent of the total population, which makes the Holi festival a massive celebration.
Holi 2020 in Suriname:
People plant the Holika tree, which is a castor oil plant. So on the occasion of Holika Dahan, people cut down this tree for the bonfire. It signifies the victory of good over evil. So everyone sings and dances around.
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Chowtaal and Taan singing:
When people plant the Holika tree until the celebration of the Holi festival, people sing the songs. These songs are said to be Chowtaal and Taan. These are the religious songs of Hindus that people sing by gathering in homes or temples.
Holi of colors:
People love to play Holi of colors with color sprays here. So they buy sprays of different colors for the day of Holi. They also use color powder for the purpose. People play songs and dance on the beats to enjoy the festival to the fullest.
Food of Holi in Suriname:
People prepare many Indian traditional dishes at home for the Holi festival. These delicacies include sweet rice, kheer, mahambhoog, and prasad.
Make your Holi 2020 amazing and find the Indian community near you in Suriname. Make it memorable and fun, which you can remember for the rest of your life.