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Holi Festival

The library will celebrate its 9th annual Indian Holi Festival in cooperation with Rutgers Indian Graduate Student Association, Rutgers Hindu Students Council, and South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI). Please join us for a vibrant, fun-filled celebration of the Indian Festival of colors! This program is free and open to all ages.

The festivities begin with Mehndi (Indian henna tattoo), a display of regional dresses and jewelry, and crafts for children. There will be music and dance performances, delicious Indian food, and a free raffle. Weather permitting, join us on the library’s front lawn after the performances if you wish to participate in the Holi Color Festivity (dry and wet colors). Please make sure to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and please understand that you will not be allowed back in the building after color play.

For more information, please contact librarian Kavita Pandey at or 732-745-5108 x20.

Funding provided in part by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, The Folklife Program for New Jersey, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our additional program sponsors are New Brunswick Cultural Center, Kalyanni Performing Arts Education, Taalim School of Indian Music, Music Souls, Indo- American Festivals Inc., TV ASIA, WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio, Radio Zindagi 1600 AM, Mirchi Restaurant in North Brunswick, and Bollywood Tadka restaurant in East Brunswick.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages

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