Celebrating The Holi Festival in the United States

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Celebrating The Holi Festival in the United States

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Holi 2020 in USA

Holi Festival Celebrate in United States and Canada

This may be a holiday that not many people know about, but the Holi Festival is one of the most unique celebrations you can ever take part of. Celebrated in different parts of the globe, it is fast becoming a popular event in America, being held in different places from New York to California and just about every state in between. If you don’t know about this festival yet, then it’s time for you to know more about it — especially how it is celebrated in the United States.

What is the Holi Festival? Also known as the Spring Festival or the Festival of Colours, this is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu religion. Tracing its origins in the Punjab region of India, this event got its name from “Holika,” a Hindu character who is immune from fire but got burned. This story, and in effect the celebration, is basically a reminder of how good triumphs over evil. It celebrates the start of spring and at the same time celebrates agriculture and the bountiful harvest that’s about to come. It is also celebrated as an occasion for renewing relationships and ending conflicts.
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Celebrating The Holi Festival in the United States

There is no fixed date for the start of this event as it is celebrated to commemorate the end of winter and the entry of spring. Traditionally, the festival is held at the last full moon day of the Hindu lunar month Phalgun, which is usually in either late February or early March. The festival itself can last up to an average of 2 weeks. It is highly popular in India and other countries that practice Hinduism, and each place has their own unique way of celebrating this occasion.

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In a nutshell, this is how the Holi Festival is celebrated. As it is considered a religious festival, it has its own set of cultural rituals. Days before the festival begins, wood and other combustible materials are gathered at a site where the bonfire will be created. Also, people stock up on both food and color pigments in their homes.

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On the eve of the festival, the bonfire is lighted, which signifies the triumph of good over evil. The morning after the bonfire, people start playing with colors using dyes and pigments. Usually prepared using natural plant-derived colors, these colors can be thrown to any person in sight. Music, food, and intoxicating drinks are also considered as part of the festivities.

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The festival has proven to be so popular that it has spread to different parts of the globe, even in countries where Hinduism is not considered as a dominant religion. The Europeans, especially the British, were fascinated by this event and adapted it in their countries and colonies, including the United States. In these countries, this festival is mainly celebrated as a means to create social merriment and as a way to affirm and fix all kinds of relationships. Today, almost anyone can celebrate the Festival of Colours in the United States, with some adding their own unique twist to this colorful occasion.

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Holi 2020 in India will begin in the evening of Monday, 9 March and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 10 March

Holi 2020 The Festival of Colors all over the World

Monday, March 9-10 Holi 2020

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Holi is a festival of colors. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival that has become popular in India, Nepal, and all around the World Countries like the U.S, Canada, European Countries including Asian Counties as a Spring celebration of colors.

Holika Dahan on Sunday 8, March

Date/s of Celebration: 9 Monday, March 2020 to 10 Tuesday, March 2020

Holi is an important festival to Hindus. It is celebrated at the end of the Winter season which usually falls in March, sometimes in late February.

The festival has many purposes. First, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, Spring. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying Spring’s abundant colors and saying goodbye to winter.

Holi festivities mark the beginning of the new year to many Hindus, as well as reset and renew ruptured relationships and end conflicts from the past.

The night before Holi, bonfires will be lit. People will dance and sing around the fire. For the day of Holi, people will play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water.

At the end of the day, after having fun with coloring people all around the city. In the evening they will dress up nicely then visit their friends and family. It is a national holiday in India.
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Lafayette Holi will feature colors, a lot of colors, dry colors, wet colors, and all colors of colors. The color we will use is called “Gulal”. This particular variety is organic, made of food-grade corn starch mixed with food coloring. The colors are non-hazardous.

Besides colors, the festival will have music and dance. Unlike Cajun festivals held in Girard Park, Lafayette Holi will feature Bollywood music and dancing. Be prepared to enact a “Grease” – like dancing to Bollywood tunes.
There will also be home-cooked Indian food sold at very modest prices. There will also be pizza, a Kona-ice cream truck, and beer.

Holi in Germany Every time, the visitors throw their color bags into the crowd.
12 cities are on the agenda of the organizers. Dortmund is one of them, thousands of Holi fans can throw to countdown bright colors in the air. They can look forward to a colorful day with good music and a relaxed atmosphere – and of course, enjoy the Indian flair.

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A cheerful crowd, an hourly countdown, and a large cloud of bright colors – these are the Holi Festival Of Colours. Inspired by the traditional Indian Spring Festival, the color came last year to Germany and inspired thousands. Just as colorful it will continue this year.

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Holi Festival will have dry colors, wet colors, and water guns. The color play will be restricted to the ‘color zone.’ While its possible some adults may withhold the temptation to become kids, it is much harder for kids to act adults. Please follow these tips as you head to the festival. They are definitely important should you be accompanying any children. However, count on the possibility that you may get tempted to join the festivity, and be prepared.

Wear white, good canvas for colors

Skin and Hair Care During Holi

Wear clothes you do not mind throwing away. They may get stained
Children would likely get wet. Its recommended they be in swimwear.
Bring towels and quick change wear
Bring allergy medication, if you need
Bring spare contacts or eye protection. You may get color in your eyes.
Cover your car seats to protect after the event.
Tents, picnic chairs are welcome.
Dust off all the dry color from hair and body before getting in the shower. Some colors stain when wet.
If using camera, protect its lens from colors. See How to Take Safe Holi Photos

CAUTION: Some people have reported their hair and skin to be stained for several weeks after the color play. The manufacturer has suggested that this could be due to the colors being wet, and recommended that people concerned with such stains play with dry color only and they dust-off the colors before shower.

!! Happy Holi !!