Hundreds of people, dressed in white, come together every year to share in music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation. Acadiana Indian Association brings this unforgettable experience to you in the form of Lafayette Holi every year on last Saturday of March. Its been a Lafayette tradition since 2011.
6th Lafayette Holi Location and Layout. Click on the image to Enlarge.
History of Lafayette Holi
Lafayette Holi Festival, started in 2011 bringing Holi to Acadiana, the heart of Cajun Country. On March 29, 2014, Lafayette, LA declared this festival as a city festival. This region unlike any other region in the US, has its own music food, and dance. There are more festivals celebrated in Acadiana then there are weeks in a year. Lafayette Holi adds another festival to this festive place.
Lafayette Holi is a half a day event combining Indian and Cajun spirit. Like all Cajun Festival, this is a family friendly festival, catering to all age group. However, be prepared for your inner child to spring out, and enjoy the simple pleasure of coloring others, both, friends and strangers.
About the Color Powder We Use
Ingredients: Corn Starch, Food Coloring, Fragrance
Warning: May stain hair, skin and clothes. Some people have reported their hair and skin to be stained for several weeks after the color play. The manufacturer has suggested that this could be due to the colors being wet, and recommended that people concerned with such stains play with dry color only and they dust-off the colors before shower.
Please visit our Holi Survival Guide
for more details on what to expect and prepare for the festival to have a 'colorful' blast.