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Next Holi Lafayette celebration will be on March 28th, 2020.
Location: Girard Park, Lafayette
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
EVENT CANCELED due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
HOLI is a colorful festival that is open to everyone and is held annually at Girard Park in Lafayette.
Highlights of the festival include music with a live DJ, dance, performances, drummer (Dholi), exchange of colors, and lots of delicious Indian food for all to enjoy!
Holi is celebrated by Hindus in India and throughout the world. It marks the passage of winter and commemorates the beginning of Spring. Holi is usually in March on the last full moon of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month. While it is traditionally celebrated in Southeast Asia, it has come to be enjoyed by everyone worldwide.
The Holi festival is also rooted in Hindu mythology and celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
Today, Holi is an occasion for family, friends and community to come together to celebrate, dance and feast together.
In the original tradition, people celebrate Holi by splashing water mixed with brilliant colors on anyone passing by. Often, the splashed colored liquids are replaced by fluorescently colored powders.
Blue is the color of the gods.
Green is the color of nature.
Red is the color of festivals and weddings, and signifies passion.
Yellow signifies warmth.
Orange is the color of ambition.
On March 29, 2014, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel officially
proclaimed the last Saturday of March to be celebrated as
Lafayette Holi Festival.
Each year, Acadiana Indian Association organizes the Holi festival to bring
a taste of Indian culture to the people of Acadiana. The festival is celebrated
in Gerard Park and is enjoyed by more than 3000 folks each year.
For security of all the attendees, NO outside food and drinks will be allowed inside event grounds.
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