These days, Holi is a worldwide event. It’s often known as the...

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These days, Holi is a worldwide event. It’s often known as the festival of colors or festival of sharing love. In layman’s terms it signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. You wear a white shirt and throw colored powder at strangers and friends.

The organization, Indians in Korea (IIK) organizes several buses to Busan to celebrate Holi on Haeundae Beach. All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate. And for a 10,000₩ registration fee, they’ll give you a package of colors and a cap to wear. You could also purchase an additional three packs of colors for 5,000₩, at the beach. I didn’t register but brought my own colors to the beach.

It was free, messy fun on the beach. We were really lucky to throw our colors and dance for an hour, and then left before it started to rain. I had fun and encourage people to take part of this festival if it’s near you. It really did feel like I was celebrating the arrival of spring and more good times.


Hi, I'm Stacy. I'm from Portland, Oregon, USA, and am currently living in Busan, South Korea. Check me out on: Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Lastfm, and Flickr.



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