Holi in USA

USA and Abroad

Holi is celebrated across USA. Communities and temple where Indian population live- holi is celebrated with lot of enthusiam.

  • Holi is celebrated over weekend.   Generally Saturday after Holi.
  • Natural color are used.
  • In most places people play holi with natural dry color.
  • Communities book park to play Holi.
  • It is better to get insurance to ensure things are cover if there is small accident such as if somebody fell down and get injured.
  • Temples organize puja before color holi.
  • Some communities organize color walk.
  • Kids painting events are organized.
  • Kids singing, dancing competition are organzied.
  • Few communities organize Humourous poetry competition.

Play holi wish natural colors

Orange and red

 The flowers of palash or tesu tree, also called the flame of the forest, are typical source of bright red and deep orange colours. Powdered fragrant red sandal wood, dried hibiscus flowers, madder tree, radish and pomegranate are alternate sources and shades of red. Mixing lime with turmeric powder creates an alternate source of orange powder, as does boiling saffron (kesar) in water.


 Mehendi and dried leaves of gulmohur tree offer a source of green colour. In some areas, the leaves of spring crops and herbs have been used as source of green pigment.


Haldi (turmeric) powder is the typical source of yellow colour. Sometimes this is mixed with chickpeas, gram or other flour to get the right shade. Bael fruit, amaltas, species of chrysanthemums, and species of marigold are alternate sources of yellow.


Indigo, Indian berries, species of grapes, blue hibiscus and jacaranda flowers are traditional sources of blue colour for Holi.

Magenta and purple

Beetroot is the traditional source of magenta and purple colour. Often these are directly boiled in water to prepare coloured water.


Dried tea leaves offer a source of brown coloured water. Certain clays are alternate source of brown.


Species of grapes, fruits of amla (gooseberry) and vegetable carbon (charcoal) offer gray to black colours.

Holi in swimming pool

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