Celebrate Holi with this colorful Excel file

Today is Holi, the festival of colors in India. It is a fun festival where people smear each other with colors, water balloons, tomatoes and sometimes rotten eggs. This year we wanted to play with only water guns, but kids vetoed that idea vehemently. So we ended up driving to my sister-in-law’s place to play with colors (there were no rotten eggs or tomatoes, thankfully). Here is me, standing with a squirt gun and lot of blue.


Let me smear a few colors on you

I would love to splash a jug full of color water on you and say Happy Holi. But the internets have not advanced thus far. So I am going to give you the next best option.

An Excel workbook to play holi

Go ahead and download the holi-hai.xlsm. It is fun, interactive & eco-friendly. Just click inside the grid to splash colors. Or press simulate button if you are too lazy.

Here is a demo of the file:


Examine the code in module 1 if you are curious.


That is all for now. I will go now and wash my face for the nth time. My cheeks & neck have a sticky pinkish purple hue that won’t go away.


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28 Responses to “Celebrate Holi with this colorful Excel file”

  1. Cesarino says:

    Happy Holi, Happy Excel

  2. Somendra Misra says:

    Happy Holi to you and your Family too Chandoo.

  3. Xcel says:

    In module1, what does randomize do?
    Holy Greetings!

  4. Ritesh says:

    Happy holi chandoo

  5. Joshua says:

    Happy Holi Chandoo !!!!!!!

  6. says:

    I love receiving your emails. It's seems we know each other. It's nice to practice my english and of course learn more about Excel!

    Thank you very much!

  7. Aslam sultan says:

    Chandoo your are the world of excel.

  8. iwatt1 says:

    That sounds like great fun - Happy Holi to the Chandoo family.

  9. William Truong says:

    Happy Holi Chandoo !
    You made a great design !

  10. Vad says:

    Super Cool .. Happy Holi

  11. Vinod Bisht says:

    Happy colorful excel Holi!

  12. 365 Ninja says:

    Very cool! Happy Holi to you.

  13. ajitkymbhar says:

    Happy Holi to everyone!!! 😉

  14. CDMakk says:

    Fab! Happy Holi, Chandoo and Family.

  15. Daniele says:

    As always, the offerings of excel imagination with a large pinch of indian exuberance!

  16. Zue says:

    Happy Holi, Chandoo and Family.

  17. Mr Bish says:

    I hope the "new" car was kept clean with all the colours!

  18. zamapon says:


  19. Ferdous says:

    Thanks a lot.Happy Holi !!!!!!

  20. Rita Brown says:

    Happy holi????????

  21. suresh says:

    Very nice @ Happy holi

  22. Dinesh Bansal says:

    Happppppppppy holiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  23. jblanco says:

    Buenos días Chandoo

    Se que podrás traducir este mensaje a través de un traductor. Tu trabajo es impresionante. Tu forma de estructurar la pagina web, tus hojas de excels, todo!! tiene una calidad máxima. ENHORABUENA!!!

    Esta hoja excel es muy divertida!
    Un saludo.

    Google Translate:
    Good morning Chandoo

    Is that you can translate this message through a translator. Your work is awesome. Your way of structuring the website, your sheets excels all !! has a high quality. CONGRATULATIONS !!!

    This excel sheet is very funny!
    A greeting.

  24. Nitin verma says:

    Be lated Happy Holi Chando........N Thanx

  25. Meni Porat says:

    Thanks a lot.
    Awesome as usual

  26. Mohsen Roudaki says:

    Dear Chandoo
    It was really fantastic & beautiful. Iranian Spring ceremony (Nourooz) will start 1week later. This Excellent Excel File was the best gift for me in Nourooz days.
    Thank You

  27. holi is interesting I see in bollywood film

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