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Hinduism Holi

Holi is a fun and colorful festival celebrated by many South Asians around the world. It is just a few weeks away (on March 20, 2019) so here are fun titles that talk about mythology, history, culture and all the related customs like playing with pichkari’s and raangHappy Holi and happy reading!


Festival of Colors: This fun picture book shares the traditions and celebrations of Holi through the experiences of siblings, Mintoo and Chintoo! Age: 4-10 years.

Amma, Tell Me About Holi Mathur beautifully explains the story behind Holi, its celebrations, and festivities from the voice of a mother to her children. The stunning watercolor illustrations make this book even more vivid and relatable for children. Age: 4-8 years 

Celebrate Holi With Me! (From the Toddler Diaries)What could be more fun than messy play with colors, music, dance and yummy food? The bright illustrations and simple text explain the story behind Holi alongside the fun and festivities. This book is great for the young onesAge: 3 and up 

Dev and Ollie: Color Carnival: Dev is a young boy who doesn’t like to get messy (sound familiar?) – but then how would he enjoy Holi? Transported to Agra in his dream, he makes an unexpected friend and learns how being messy can actually be a lot of fun! An entertaining and relatable book for children living abroad, or being introduced to Holi for the first time! Age: 3 and up

Holi Colors: Fresh off the press, this board book is perfect for the little ones. With real life pictures and simple words, this book introduces Holi to kids around the world in a meaningful way. Age: 2 – 6 years.

RELATED: Check out poems and drawings on Holi from our young readers! 

Shalu, Holi Festival of ColorsThere’s a new cool girl in school and Shalu feels insecure around her.  Shalu worries that she and Preeya don’t have anything in common and so they can’t be friends. The girls bump into each other at a Holi celebration, where they connect over fun and frolic! This book explores friendship in the backdrop of Holi and reminds young ones that two people don’t have to be alike for them to be friends.  Age: 5 and up

 Cross-posted at My Little Pudding. Also, download this free Holi printable!

See our other books on Hinduism here

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