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3 ways to celebrate Holi online in a COVID-19 world

With everyone stuck indoors and staying away from crowds, Holi seems like a distant dream, unless you celebrate it virtually! Read on to learn more.

Holi is around the corner!

If this year had been any other year, you might have been looking forward to a fantastic day out of visiting, dancing and flinging colors. But with the COVID-19 pandemic going on, it might be safer to stay in and celebrate Holi online this year instead.

This doesn’t mean that your Holi celebrations have to be boring, though! Read on to learn how you can celebrate Holi virtually—while still having a blast.

1. Organize a Holi-themed watch party

Gather your friends for an online Holi watch party, and put on your favorite films that you never get tired of watching. You’re not in a cinema, so you and your friends can talk, laugh and scream all you want as you watch the action unfold!

To add some surprise, everyone could be put in charge of choosing one movie to watch on that day. However, their titles will be revealed only during the watch party itself. Exciting!

Here are some Indian film titles to help you get a head-start over your friends:

  • Rangeela
  • Sholay
  • Jab Harry Met Sejal
  • Jolly LLB 2
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
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Depending on how many movies you decide to watch, this watch party could even stretch into a full-day movie marathon. Is this a perfect way of celebrating Holi, or what?

2. Hold a virtual Holi singing session

If movies aren’t your thing, then what about a singing sesh instead?

This is a great opportunity for you to sing to an audience, especially if you’ve been singing in the bathroom by your lonesome all this time.

Similarly, everyone can take turns picking their favorite songs to sing along to. This allows everyone to be familiar with at least some songs, while also learning new ones along the way!

You could even turn the singing session into a competition where the best singer will win a prize. And of course, I’m sure you’ll be recording all the performances for sharing on social media *wink*

Just don’t sing too loudly—you don’t want to annoy your neighbors. But considering how they will probably be in a good mood on Holi, they might even sing along with you instead!

3. Call up your best buds

Maybe doing a group virtual gathering isn’t your thing, and you’d prefer to call up your friends individually for more intimate chats. Well, why not?

Holi is all about harmony and friendship, so calling your friends fits the theme perfectly.

While you could do a regular voice call with your phone, a video call can be much more fun. And sure, it can be funny putting up wacky backgrounds for your Zoom calls, but there are other video calling apps that go way beyond that.

For example, fire up Google Duo and check out its face filters. With them, you can turn into a cat, a fish or even an astronaut—and have your friend in stitches!

If you’re looking to have thoughtful conversations, you can also ask your friend how COVID-19 has changed their life. Everyone has different perspectives and backgrounds, so swapping stories can help forge closer bonds between both of you.

Have a safe and colorful Holi!

COVID-19 may have changed the world as we know it, but don’t let it stop you from having a joyful and memorable Holi! Make plans with your friends and loved ones, and take your celebrations online. Excited for the big day? Create your Holi gathering poster to start inviting your pals to the best online Holi celebration ever.