50 Holi Wishes for Friends and Loved Ones Celebrating the Hindu Festival

Holi, the ancient Hindu tradition, has become a very popular festival for Hindus and non-Hindus alike. The day celebrates the arrival of spring, as well as the triumph of good over evil and the victory of Lord Vishnu. While this event began in Indian culture, it has since spread beyond the country and is now celebrated everywhere, including in the United States. This year, Holi takes place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. There are many appropriate ways to wish someone a happy Holi, including Holi greetings and Holi wishes.

For Maneet Chauhan, a James Beard Award-winning chef, TV personality, restaurateur, and author who grew up in India and now resides in Nashville, Holi is one of her favorite Indian festivals. Chauhan honors Holi with a jubilant celebration in the music city where she plays hostess at her family’s home, invites a small group of friends and family over, and serves dish after dish (like colorful Rasgulla, a sweet Indian dessert). With Holi being the Festival of Color, Chauhan ensures there’s powdered colors to throw just like they do back home.

You might notice other communities follow suit, celebrating Holi by throwing a get-together where you douse each other in wonderful colors. There might also be singing and dancing involved, as it is very much a party!

As Mangala Bühler-Rose, a Hindu ritual artist and astrologer who specializes in Mehndi (henna) and kolam (sacred floor/street design), explains, "Holi signifies the beginning of spring and associated themes of color, life, beauty, rebirth, joy, love, and resilience. People celebrate Holi by giving form to these experiences — for example, through use of colors."

Ahead, 50 Holi messages that celebrate these themes:

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  1. Today I am going to paint you with the colors of love. Wishing you a very happy Holi.

  2. Celebrate this beautiful occasion with your loved ones and lots of color.

  3. Happy Holi, let the colors play their magic. Enjoy the day.

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  4. If I could, I would send you a rainbow because it has all the colors to fill your heart with joy and happiness. Happy Holi!

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  5. It is the season of new beginnings, a new harvest, a new moon and a new zeal for life and love. May you be showered with all of these and a lot of happiness. Happy Holi to you and your dear ones! Have the best day, month, and year.

  6. The festival of love, joy, and happiness is back. Wishing everyone a very happy Holi!

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  7. May all the 365 days of the year be as merry as the day of Holi. Happy Holi!

  8. Hoping your Holi is full of friendship and joy.

  9. Enjoy the day to the fullest because Holi comes just once a year.

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  10. Say goodbye to grief and welcome happiness, love, and prosperity into your life on this Holi. May Lord Vishnu always protect you from all enemies and maleficence. Have a blessed Holi!

  11. The most colorful festival of the year is here. Wishing all a very happy Holi.

  12. The best day of the year has arrived. Play Holi with all the enthusiasm you have. Happy Holi!

  13. Enjoy this festival and dance to the rhythm with your heart. May the festive spirit make you happier than ever.

  14. Let us forget our differences and enjoy the day together. Wishing you a very happy Holi.

  15. May your business continue to prosper and your association with us become stronger. Wishing you a very happy Holi.

  16. Let's forget all our little squabbles and play Holi together. After all, isn’t Holi all about togetherness? Happy Holi!

  17. This Holi, banish the Ravanas from your mind and fill it with the lovely thoughts of Lord Ram.

  18. May God bless you with good health, fortune, happiness, and joy. Happy Holi!

  19. On the day of Holi, don’t just enjoy with colors. Make it more colorful by adding colors in others' lives.

  20. Sending you my greetings filled with good wishes on this colorful festival. I wish you prosperity, good health, and success this Holi.

  21. I wish the colors of our romance and love remain colorful forever. Happy Holi, my love.

  22. Thank you for bringing out the best colors in me. Thanks for being my sunshine, dear. Happy Holi, I love you so much.

  23. Holi is a day to make amends and honor friendships. I treasure your presence in my life today and always!

  24. This Holi, color your mind with the brightest thoughts and positivity. Enjoy the gulal and bhang. Have a safe and glamorous Holi.

  25. Let us enjoy the various shades of great friendships. Sending you warm wishes of Holi, my dear friend! Have a great one.

  26. Luck is yours and wishes are mine. May your future always be bright. May you succeed in whatever you do and find happiness wherever you go. Best of luck.

  27. Fill your life with the colors of happiness, gaiety, fun, and laughter. May the cheer of colors always remain in your heart! Happy Holi!

  28. Play more, drink less, enjoy more, think less. Have a cheerful Holi!

  29. Every day needs to be colorful, but seldom it is. So, stock yourself for a whole year! Happy Holi!

  30. Hope God paints the canvas of your life with beautiful colors. Happy Holi to you and your family!

  31. Let's burn what's evil, depressing, and sad with Holika and welcome the new beginnings with open arms. Happy Holi!

  32. Burn your ego, expectations, and everything in the fire of Holi and enjoy the festival. Happy Holi!

  33. Let the child hidden inside you, come out this Holi and play with the colors of love and happiness all around.

  34. Holi is the time to develop understanding and love for each other. Here is a platform to renew your friendships and to express heartfelt love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message.

  35. Make your 2023 Holi safe and joyous by playing it with the eco-friendly and natural colors. Hope you have a safe and happy Holi!

  36. It's Holi time! May all the colors of Holi spread and there be lots of fun and enjoyment in your life for the rest of time. Wishing you and your family a very happy and blissful Holi!

  37. You make my life vibrant with love — happy Holi!

  38. A true and caring relationship doesn't have to speak loudly. A soft message is just enough to express the heartiest feelings. Enjoy the festival of Holi with lots of happiness and fun. Wishing you a happy Holi!

  39. May God gift you colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love, and all the other colors you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi 2023.

  40. Play safe, eat healthily, and stay cheerful. This is my wish for you. Happy Holi my dear family!

  41. Happy Holi 2023! Hope you have a most blessed Holi!

  42. May this Holi bring us good luck and may our friendship continue to grow. Happy Holi!

  43. Sending you colorful blessings on Holi 2023. May you have a happy life.

  44. May you enjoy this vivacious day with your dear ones and have memories that last a lifetime. Happy Holi and lots of success!

  45. Let this Holi dispel darkness and add colors to our lives. Let us all count the blessings we enjoy in our lives and share them with others, too. As the festival transforms our day with happiness and joy, let us also add colors to the people around us.

  46. On the occasion of Holi, I am sending warm wishes to you and your family. Have the best ever Holi celebrations full of colors, laughter, and happiness. Happy Holi to you.

  47. Bright colors, water balloons, lavish gujiya, and melodious songs are the ingredients for a perfect Holi.

  48. Celebrate the harvest season, for spring is here! Have a happy Holi, and may God shower his blessings on you and your family!

  49. Melodious music, delightful delicacies, gujiya, colors, and happiness are what I wish for you on the occasion of Holi. Happy Holi to you.

  50. On this full moon night, I wish that the universe blesses you with love, abundance, joy, and glimmer. Have a beautiful day and happy Holi!

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