Books about Holi

Staff Picks

Books about Holi

The Festival of Colors, The Festival of Spring, The Festival of Love

Holi is a Hindu festival that is celebrated each year on the Full Moon of the month of Phalguna which generally falls during the month of March. The holiday marks the arrival of the spring season as well as a victory over good and evil and celebration of divine love. Whether you celebrate Holi with your family or you'd just like to learn more, the DC Public Library has selected some great titles for children and families that you can check out with your DC Public Library Card.

1 | Festival of Colors, Written by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, in this lush picture book from bestselling mother/son duo Surishtha Sehgal and Kabir Sehgal. Spring is here, and it's almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun!

2 | Holi Hai, Written by Chitra Soundar, Illustrated by Darshika Varma
Celebrate the Hindu festival of colors. Gauri is excited to splash colors on everyone for Holi. But when she doesn't get her favorite color, Gauri gets mad. Will she find a way to overcome her anger and join in the festivities?

3 | Holi Colors, Rina Singh
Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book. By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.

4 | Holi, Written by Grace Jones
This title explores the history and traditions of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. It includes a glossary as well as a code to access additional content about Holi online.

5 | Holi, Written by Rachel Grack
Holi - the Hindu Festival of Colors - heralds the coming of spring. This vibrant title explores the ancient history and modern practices of this joyful holiday. Holi's food, dance, music, and colors will captivate young readers.