There are many Hindus in Guyana. Therefore, there are Hindu holidays to be celebrated. At the beginning of this month, I celebrated one of those holidays. In some places, they call it “Holi”, but for the most part, in Guyana, it is referred to as Phagwah. To celebrate Phagwah, I went to three different celebrations around GT, but the most fun was had at the orphanage with the boys (of course).
The jist of the day is to just throw colorful powder on one another. My clothes that I wore that day are forever ruined, which was to be expected. One of the cool things about Guyana is that these different cultures all exist peacefully around one another when it comes to holidays like this. I think color fights should be a piece of every culture. They’re childishly fun.
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