Holi is a traditional Hindu holiday created to celebrate the coming of spring and the triumph of good over evil. The festival of colors in which people throw colorful powder and water on each other originated in India, but now people partake in it all over the world including here.
The holiday typically lasts from March 9 to the 10, but people are happy to stretch out the celebration even longer, so here are four fun events you can take part in to keep your holi spirits up.
1. Celebrate Holi! Festival of Colors
At the Long Island Children’s Museum on Sunday March 24, there is a special Holi celebration for the kids. There will be music as well as arts and crafts. What kid doesn’t like color? Treats will also be served for everyone, including adults. For more info click here.
2. Ladies Bollywood Holi Night
Sorry guys, but this one is for the ladies. This Saturday, longtime choreographer and dancer Sharon Sneha will be leading a short choreography session. Afterwards, the dance floor will be open so women can express themselves freely through dance and celebrate the festival of colors. The dress code is colorful Desi attire and tickets are free when purchased online. For more information click here.
3. Rang Day – Holi Celebration with Mika Singh
This family-friendly event will take place on April 19 with Indian singer and performer Mika Singh, who has been dubbed the King of Bollywood, as the headliner. The all-day festival includes food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), performances from other international artists and more. You may also want to buy your tickets online as they will be cheaper than tickets at the door. Click here for more information.
Holi in the City – The Festival of Color Day & Night Party
If you’d like to venture out to the city, there’s an all-day celebration with a brunch and night competent, and we know you all love brunch! At Stage 28 on March 14 and 21, there’ll be plenty of time, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. to be exact, to indulge in a colorful celebration of spring on the roof. The event is for those 21 and over, so send the kids to their grandparents for the night. White attire is recommended to really make the colored powder pop. For more information you can click here.
Check out some of these cool events and let us know what you think of them!