Vishwa Hindu Parishad spokesperson Vindo Bansal shared the video and wrote, “Unique and beautiful video of holi”. It gained close to 10,000 views. Maya Suresh Chavhanke, director of Sudarshan News, shared Bansal’s video.
होली का अनुपम व मनोहारी वीडियो…
अवश्य देखें… pic.twitter.com/9aqFeJWX2L
— विनोद बंसल (@vinod_bansal) March 29, 2021
Twitter user @Sanjayjourno posted a longer version of the video and claimed that the event took place in Delhi.
Lucknow-based Facebook user Atul Kumar shared the video on multiple pro-BJP Facebook pages and groups.
Old video from Saudi Arabia
Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations had tweeted the same video in 2018. He wrote that the video was shot at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Dhahran.
— عبدالله بن خالد (@AbdullahKhaledS) October 28, 2018
The longer video begins with a wide shot that shows a building in the background.
The collage below compares the building with an image of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture on Google Maps. As evident, the building is the same.
We found another video of fireworks from the same location. This was uploaded in 2019.
الألعاب النارية من مركز الملك عبدالعزيز للثقافة العالمية??
— محمد القاضي (@moealqadi) September 22, 2019
A video that dates back to at least 2018 and shows a fireworks show in Saudi Arabia, was shared in India on the occasion of holi.Print