Holi 2024 Guide for Metro Detroit Families

The Hindu Festival of Colors happens March 25. Enjoy this celebration of spring at home with these fun ideas.

After a long winter, spring has finally sprung and for people who practice Hinduism, it’s time to celebrate Holi, the “festival of colors” that marks the arrival of spring. 

In 2024, Holi falls on March 25 and is celebrated with huge festivals filled with lit pyres, water balloons and colorful powder. We’ve rounded up some delicious recipes and inspiration to help you plan your family’s festivities. Take a look at what we’ve found and enjoy! 

Events to attend

Holi Mela at Evanswood Church of God

April 13, 2024

Families can celebrate Holi Mela with music, food, shopping, art, spraying of colors and more. Free gift bags for families, while supplies last. RSVP recommended.

Holi recipes 

For those who don’t typically celebrate Holi, the holiday can be a great reason to expand your kid’s horizons and introduce them to different kinds of food like Barfi, Gujiya or Malupa. Even if you are familiar with these foods, Holi is a great time to try out new recipes that you might not have in your cookbook. 

Food and Hindi bloggers offer up some delicious options including these must-tries: 

Fun activities 

Holi is the “festival of colors,” and that means it’s the perfect excuse to break out your colorful crafting supplies and let your kids get messy for a change. 

You can’t go wrong creating colorful flour to throw around in your backyard, but if you don’t want to participate in this part of the celebration, here are some crafts and ideas that we found. 

  • Chicago Parent’s Holi guide offers coloring pages and books to read for the holiday.
  • Artsy Craftsy Mom features a full breakdown of how to celebrate the holiday — including 15 craft ideas, such as painted Holi people and paint-splattered holiday cards. 
  • Find folktales that inspired the celebration and more activities from Ninja Notes.

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