Phagwah, also known as Holi, is a Hindu holiday dedicated to the festival of spring and celebrated among all Guyanese. The day is usually spent adorning friends and family with water and or dry and wet colours applied with powders. There’s plenty of music, dance and eating traditional Indian sweet treats like gulab jamoon, barfi, jalebi and mettai among others. Many organisations also host Phagwah melas with the largest one being held at the National Stadium at Providence. Singing, dancing and consuming sweet treats are all part of the fun and entertainment at these melas.

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