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Ways to Celebrate Holi at Mountain House


We love spring! It’s the season where colorful flowers start to bloom and people embrace the feeling of a fresh beginning. It’s also the time of year when millions of people celebrate Holi, the ancient Hindu festival also known as the Festival of Colors. Holi is a lively two-day celebration that takes place on the last full moon of the Hindu calendar (March 28-29) and is filled with eating, dancing, and tossing colorful powder at each other. Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil and looks forward to the brighter days ahead. ☀️

child with colorful holi powder on face

Even though most large gatherings will not be taking place this year, you can still commemorate this joyous Hindu holiday at home! Here are some fun ways to observe Holi with your family at Mountain House!

Educate Loved Ones About Holi 📚

Do your kids know why Holi is celebrated in the Hindu culture? Kick-off your Holi festivities by reading a book to them! We recommend starting with either Festival of Colors or Amma, Tell Me About Holi! If your children are more into visual learning, here is a short kid-friendly video.

Make DIY Holi Powder 🌈

One of the most fun parts of Holi is lovingly smearing colored powder on others! When done at festivals, this playful action is a way to foster a connection with a stranger and celebrate the forgiveness of past mistakes. We know not everyone has colorful powder handy, so here are some eco-friendly recipes for Holi powder. Also, make sure everyone wears white and throws the powder while outside for easy cleanup!

colorful Holi powders in palette

Decorate With Rangoli Designs 💠

Rangoli is an art form where patterns are created on tabletops or the floor using dry rice powder, flower petals, and other colorful materials. It’s an ancient practice used to decorate for major Indian holidays. To embellish your home with these geometric designs, you can use Rangoli stencils. Tape the stencils to your driveway or the cement in your backyard and have your kids color them in with chalk.

Rangoli design with colorful sand on floor

Make A Holi Playlist 🎶

Nothing really gets a party going like music! Why not make a Holi-themed playlist so your family can dance the night away to fun Bollywood tunes. Here are some upbeat and high-energy songs that will give you happy feet.

Enjoy Mango Lassi 🥭

Looking for a traditional and refreshing Indian treat to serve during your celebration? Mangos are in season, so Holi is the perfect opportunity to enjoy this sweet fruit by making some Mango Lassi. This yogurt-based beverage is creamy, filling, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

refreshing cups of mango lassi smoothie on natural wood cutting board

No matter your religion or culture, Holi is a wonderful holiday everyone can take part in! We hope everyone cherishes this special occasion spent with loved ones! 🤗