Lafayette Holi Festival started in 2011, brings Holi to Acadiana, the heart of the Cajun country. Holi (होली), is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus in early Spring. This "Festival of Colors" shares many similarities with Easter...but instead of dying eggs, participants are the ones getting a dash of color. Each color has a meaning. 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.This vibrant, colorful celebration is one you won't want to miss with a live DJ, dance, performances, drummer (Dholi), exchange of colors, and lots of delicious Indian food for all to enjoy!
The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.
Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.