On March 11, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holi––the Festival of Colours event was joyfully celebrated at the intersection of Central Pattaya and Beach Road. The event aimed to foster friendly relations between India and Thailand in a delightful way. Thousands of locals and visitors enthusiastically took part, adding to the liveliness and charm of the city.
The Thai Indian Pattaya Business Association (TIPBA), The Indian Community Pattaya Association (ICP), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Pattaya City organised the event together, which was the first grand celebration held in a public place in Pattaya. The organisers expressed special gratitude towards Pattaya Mayor for his support.
Details of Holi Celebrations by Indian Community Pattaya (ICP) in Pattaya
The festival showcased the rich cultural traditions of India, with colourful decorations, delicious Indian cuisine, and live music and dance performances.
Visitors at the event were treated to an exhibition of books on Indian culture and history, offering a deeper understanding of the country’s heritage. Meanwhile, people danced to the serene beat of ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Rama’, adding to the event’s festive atmosphere.
After the cultural exposition concluded, the festivities spilt out onto the streets as everyone drenched each other in colours and immersed themselves in the lively spirit of the festival.
The event provided a unique platform for people from diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate the spirit of Holi, which symbolises unity, love, and friendship.
The event was a testament to the strong cultural ties between India and Thailand, with people from both communities coming together to share in the festivities.
The festival’s success was evident in the joyous and lively atmosphere throughout the day, with people laughing, dancing, and enjoying the festivities together.
As the event ended, attendees expressed their excitement for next year’s celebrations, eagerly looking forward to another opportunity to come together and celebrate the spirit of Holi.