Chateau Frémont’s fourth annual grill-out, color throwing, bonfire, dance party extravaganza “Holi Party (होली)” borrows from the Indian holiday “Holi” and its celebration of the advent of spring (adjusted to accommodate warmer weather and outdoor fun in MN). Let’s celebrate – this is an event not to be missed!
Saturday, May 21st 2016
Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.