Lafayette Holi Festival

Girard Park ,  500 Girard Park Dr. Lafayette, LA 70503

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Dates: March 25, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM

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!

Acadiana Indian Association brings this unforgettable experience to you in the form of Lafayette Holi every year on last Saturday of March. Its been a Lafayette tradition since 2011.

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.