Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a Hindu religious occasion celebrated for a day and a night, which starts in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in the month of Falgun. It is one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country. It is considered the second biggest Hindu festival after Diwali, and the celebrations last for two days - Choti Holi or Holika Dahan and Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi. Holi marks the celebration of the victory of good over evil. The festival falls in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun, which usually falls between February and March. On this day, people play with colours, water, flowers and more, children and adults smear Gulal on each other, and people seek the blessings of their elders. People visit their friends and relatives and also relish Holi delicacies like gujiya, thandai, and more after playing Holi.
Local Holi Celebrations
Sunday, March 20th from 2-5 PM
600 South Rosemary Avenue
Join Rohi's Readery in collaboration with The Square and Stage Kitchen for the first "Holi Hai, the Festival of Colors Celebration” in Downtown West Palm on Sunday, March 20th from 2-5PM at The Square and Rohi’s Readery.
Celebrate the coming of Spring, the joy of friendship and new beginnings, triumph of good over evil, and equality for all with music, dance, food, goods, story time, classes and more for kids and adults. All ethnicities and nationalities are welcome to share in the power of human connection and community through inclusive experiences. Learn the history and meaning of this beautiful festival, and how it is celebrated in India and around the world.
Saturday, March 19 from 11 AM - 6 PM
Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, Lauderhill FL
Phagwah or Holi- A Festival of Colors & Diversity, heralds the coming of spring, the triumph of good over evil, and Unity in the Community is a free family event. The Phagwah or Holi serves as a platform to unite the community, regardless of race, color or ethnic background. At this event colored water and colored powder are sprinkled in the air and on participants, while artists are singing Holi or Chowtaal songs and are dancing to the rhythm of the Tassa drumming or Chowtaal singing, in happy abandonment.