Holi Festival of Color – Saturday March 11th
What better way to welcome spring than the Festival of colors?! Dance and have fun throwing bright colors with the librarians as we observe and appreciate Indian culture on Saturday March 11th at the Key West Public Library at 2:00. This program is free and open to all ages.
What is Holi?
Holi is a Hindu festival of spring. It is well known as the Festival of Colors. Holi is a festival that is celebrated annually by Hindus all around the world. It marks the coming of the spring season by spraying everyone with colorful powder or by dumping water on them. Holi helps to bring the society together and strengthens community. This festival is also celebrated by non-Hindus, as anyone can be part of this colorful and joyous festival. The tradition during Holi is that even enemies turn friends and forget any hardship that may be present. During Holi there is no difference between rich and poor, everyone celebrates the festival with a spirit of friendliness and brotherhood. On the evening of Holi, people visit friends and family. They exchange gifts, sweets, and greetings. This helps in renewing relationships and strengthening emotional bonds between people. The festival of Holi is predominantly a festival of fun.