With the beginning of March comes the time to welcome the arrival of spring and Holi celebrations!

Holi is a festival traditionally celebrated by those of the Hindu faith but it has been embraced by all cultures and religions, especially here in North Texas.

This year the holiday begins the evening of March 1 and ends the evening of March 2.

The festival is dubbed as the "festival of color" and takes place over two days. Overall it's a celebration of color, happiness, love and the triumph of good versus evil.

Along with lots of food, dancing and singing, the festival typically includes throwing colored powder everywhere and at everyone participating. (Pro tip: don't wear nice clothes if you plan on attending a Holi event)


With celebrations taking place all over North Texas, you have a few weeks to find one that fits your schedule.

Saturday, March 3: 7th Annual Holi Festival at Southfork Ranch

An all day event starting at 11 a.m. on March 3 featuring live performances, a DJ, Indian percussion players, Indian street food, dancers, and booths selling merchandise. Presale tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Parking is an additional $10 per car. Colored powder will be available for purchase at the event.

Sunday, March 4: Grand Holi and Anand Bazaar at the DFW Hindu Temple

The DFW Hindu Temple, 1605 N. Britain Road in Irving, will host its annual Grand Holi and Anand Bazaar from noon to 4 p.m. March 4. Holika Dahan, a pre-Holi event to celebrate the burning of the devil, will be at 7 p.m. March 1. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 17: Holi Festival at the Radha Krishna Temple

The Radha Krishna Temple will host a free Holi Festival from noon to 5 p.m. March 17 at 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Dallas.

Still not convinced? Take a look at the traditional festivities in India: