Holi 2022: See How the Stars Are Celebrating
The Festival of Colors is here!
March 18 marks Holi, the annual festival that celebrates the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil.
Observed predominantly in South Asia, Holi is recognized as the country's most vivid and joyous festival, celebrated annually around the end of February or early March in correspondence with the Hindu calendar's month of Phalguna. Typically spanning two days, the eve of the Hindu holiday is when traditions commence, but the actual day of Holi is the most anticipated due to the fun that ensues.
And this year celebrities were more than happy to partake in the fun, with several posting joyous photos and reels of their family festivities.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
The couple celebrated Holi with their own backyard Festival of Colors, of which Jonas, 29, shared a video, showing them hurling colored powder at their friends, including actor Jonathan Tucker. He also enjoyed some Jowar Dhani Chivda, a sorghum popcorn dish customary during Holi.
"Holi was lit," the Jonas Brother wrote with the clip, which included a glimpse of himself and Chopra, 39, sharing a kiss while covered in colors.
Chopra also celebrated the holiday with a video tribute on her Instagram Story. "Holi, the festival of colors, celebrates the arrival of spring, the blossoming of love and the triumph of good over evil," the video read.
"It's a theme that transcends geographical boundaries, and is especially relevant in the times we're living in," it continued. "Happy Holi everyone. Here's wishing for more colorful and brighter days for us all."
The Matrix: Resurrections star previously shared a clip of their morning drive through Los Angeles. "Holi morning... hello beautiful L.A.," she wrote.
The Taste the Nation host, 51, enjoyed a small rooftop Festival of Colors with her 12-year-old daughter Krishna Thea in a video she shared to Instagram, dousing each other with colored powder, with which they both did a beautiful hair flip.
"Happy Holi, everybody!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 I hope everyone is happy and safe today! ✨" she wrote in the caption. "The color powder is from @jaijaihooray, a South Asian-led biz. It's non-toxic & washable."
The Bollywood star posted a video of himself happily throwing the bright powders associated with the day.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Indian actress Khan shared a photo of herself with her little one on the beach, writing, "On holi we build sandcastles ♥️"
The former A Little Late host used her platform to colorfully promote her Lilly's Library book club, which works to highlight South Asian stories, according to the star.
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Hindi film star Padukone marked the day by sharing a beautiful bouquet of flowers to followers.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
The actress and entrepreneur shared an absolutely adorable video of her loved ones tossing flower petals, accompanied by a meaningful caption:
"May all your worries and grief burn away in the Holika fire.
It is the season of new beginnings, a new harvest, a new moon, and a new zeal for life… May you be showered with all the colours of happiness and love. Happy Holi to you and your dear ones!"
Actress Choudhury delighted her followers with Instagram Stories filled with colorful images, including this of the traditional powders thrown on the holiday.
"Even though the world is not perfect right now & there is little to celebrate - We couldn't let the festival of Holi go by without celebrating it as new parents," the actress wrote on Instagram from the Arthafest Holi celebration in Burbank, California, presented by Artha Wellness Sanctuary with El Cristiano tequila, Sunny vodka, DAH! yogurt, Essentia water and Chiki Chiki Boom Boom. "Our first big desi celebration since the pandemic & since the babies were born. It was amazing to be with friends & family & celebrate Holi this year. Celebrating our festivals specially when we live away from India makes me miss home less."
Although the Indian actress, 33, spent Holi on a plane to New York City, she still celebrated with her 1 million Instagram followers, posting an in-flight selfie. "Happy happy Holi y'all.. spent mine on a 16 hour flight," she wrote.