South America is the homeland of many Indians who migrated many years ago to earn money. Trinidad and Tobago is a country where Indians are mostly from Bihar, so the traditional Bihari Holi is evident here. Let’s know more about it.
Holi 2020 in Trinidad and Tobago:
Trinidad and Tobago are two different islands but constitute the same nation and country. Hindus started to come over here since 1845, and the celebrations of the Holi festival began by that time. But now, Holi is a national festival here, and people know it by the name of Phagwa.
See where else people know Holi by the name of Phagwa here…
People light a bonfire on an evening before Holi. It marks the beginning of the festival. Holika is a sign of victory of good over evil spirits. So everyone sings and dances around the file to make the occasion colorful.
Holi of colors:
People love to play with colors on the day of Holi until everyone in unrecognizable. They like to mix different colors to play Holi. Paints and dry colors are used the most.
Chowtal in Trinidad and Tobago:
Chowtal is a folk song that people sing to make the Holi festival more amazing. They use Dholak and Majeera to make high pitch sound. People also love to dance on the irresistible rhythm.
See where else people play Chowtal on Holi here…
Evening of Holi:
After playing with colors, people visit each other’s homes. They exchange sweets and gifts as a friendly gesture to strengthen the friendship bond. They forget all the sorrows and embrace everyone with love.
If you want to celebrate Holi 2020 in South America, Trinidad and Tobago can be a perfect choice. Be there with your friends and family and make the festival amazing.