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Party Planner! Holi Festival Shindig

March 16, 2013

Welcome to Party Planner! This weekly series will outfit you with inspiration for your next celebration. These little mood boards are only a launch pad for the epic celebration I expect you to manifest.

Holi Festival is upon us! This religious spring festival is celebrated mostly in India and Nepal, but it’s gaining popularity world-wide thanks to its beautiful aesthetic nature. During Holi, you wear all white and jovially fling colored powder at one another until there isn’t a patch of un-powdered person or terrain in sight.

This Week’s Party Theme: Holi Festival Shindig

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While you may not be up for the literal interpretation of flinging colored powder at your friends until it’s caked in your hair, you can ring in spring with colorful clothes that look like they’ve been subject to a raucous Holi festival mob! Invite friends over with cute invites, play your favorite Bhangra beats, deck out your apartment with India-inspired decor, and color each others hair with hair dye chalk. 

1. This Is A Love Song Tie-Dye Bustier Maxi Dress

2. Las Salinas Mirrored Cuff

3. Colored hair chalk

4. The Rise and Fall Etched Elephant Pillow

5. Billabong Broken-Hearted Shorts

6. Edible images Hindu Gods lollipops

7. House of Holland Tie-dye Leather Biker Jacket

8. DIY Holi party invite card

If you do want to celebrate this the authentic way but can’t shell out for a ticket to India at the moment, check out NYC’s official Holi festival celebration on Sunday, March 31st.

More on the Holi festival…

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. Source.

If you missed last week’s Party Planner, check it out here.

Stay festive!

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3 Comments leave one →
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  2. March 31, 2013 8:59 PM

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