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HOLI FUSION

Holi Fusion started in a small city of the Netherlands, thanks to the work of three friends from Italy, Netherlands and India, and grew to the international celebration that is today.

Our mission is to spread love and promote tolerance and equality in all its forms. This is why, with the profits of the Festival, we support the charity cause of Nanhi Kali that fights to bring education to little girls in India, where there is still a strong gender inequality.

COLOR EXPLOSION

The Festival is a fusion of the original concept with the local culture and music, making it a unique and special experience in every city. With our Djs and performers you can forget all your problems for one day and just dance with the colors!

You will live an Indian and exotic experience, an explosion of music and colors that will unite the whole city in a celebration of fun, love and joy!

HOLI FUSION
Holi Fusion started in a small city of the Netherlands, thanks to the work of three friends from Italy, Netherlands and India, and grew to the international celebration that is today.
Our mission is to spread love and promote tolerance and equality in all its forms. This is why, with the profits of the Festival, we support the charity cause of Nanhi Kali that fights to bring education to little girls in India, where there is still a strong gender inequality.
COLOR EXPLOSION
The Festival is a fusion of the original concept with the local culture and music, making it a unique and special experience in every city. With our Djs and performers you can forget all your problems for one day and just dance with the colors!
You will live an Indian and exotic experience, an explosion of music and colors that will unite the whole city in a celebration of fun, love and joy!
COLORS

The Holi Fusion colors, called Gulal, respect the ancient Holi traditions and the environment. They are made of natural and food grade ingredients (mainly corn flour). This makes them completely biodegradable, non-toxic and safe for the skin.

The powders come in a great variety of colors: red, green, blue, pink, orange, yellow and violet, to make you, your friends and the Festival area as colorful as possible!

SAFETY

The colors are tested and certified safe according to the European regulations. They can be safely breathed and applied to the skin but we dissuade people with respiratory problems (like asthma) or allergic to corn to attend the festival. The powders are particularly tested for flammability, both in Europe and in U.S., and they are approved by the Dutch fire department(see also the test in this video).

The colors can be easily washed from the skin, the hairs and the clothes, in one or more washes (bleached or damaged hairs may take more washes but the colors always go away). Nevertheless, we suggest to come at the festival with clothes you can dispose of or that you can keep as a great memory of the event. If you would like to know more about our powders please contact us here.

COLORS
The Holi Fusion colors, called Gulal, respect the ancient Holi traditions and the environment. They are made of natural and food grade ingredients (mainly corn flour). This makes them completely biodegradable, non-toxic and safe for the skin.
The powders come in a great variety of colors: red, green, blue, pink, orange, yellow and violet, to make you, your friends and the Festival area as colorful as possible!
SAFETY
The colors are tested and certified safe according to the European regulations. They can be safely breathed and applied to the skin but we dissuade people with respiratory problems (like asthma) or allergic to corn to attend the festival. The powders are particularly tested for flammability, both in Europe and in U.S., and they are approved by the Dutch fire department(see also the test in this video).
The colors can be easily washed from the skin, the hairs and the clothes, in one or more washes (bleached or damaged hairs may take more washes but the colors always go away). Nevertheless, we suggest to come at the festival with clothes you can dispose of or that you can keep as a great memory of the event. If you would like to know more about our powders please contact us here.
CHARITY

Other than organizing big Festivals, where thousands of people have a great time and feel united for one day, we want to give our contribution in helping the millions of people in need in the World and especially in India.

This is why every year we choose a charity organization to support with the profits of the Festivals. In particular, one that promote equality and help fight poverty in its target community.

NANHI KALI

Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India.
Girl children in poor families are often discriminated and forced to early marriages or are relegated to household duties from a young age, without the possibility of a proper education. Nanhi Kali improves their condition by providing an education, empowering them with knowledge and the ability to make independent choices. This, eventually, also helps to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, social norms and ignorance.

In Hindi, “Nanhi” means “small” and “Kali (Kalee)” means “flower bud”, so the Nanhi Kalis are little flower buds ready to blossom, just with a little help.

Nanhi Kali already had a big impact in many Indian communities, as reported by Forbes magazine, and we are happy to contribute too. Last year we were able to donate to 13 little girls in India one year of education and we hope to do more this year. This has only been possible because of you.. So thanks for your support! ♥

CHARITY

Other than organizing big Festivals, where thousands of people have a great time and feel united for one day, we want to give our contribution in helping the millions of people in need in the World and especially in India.

This is why every year we choose a charity organization to support with the profits of the Festivals. In particular, one that promote equality and help fight poverty in its target community.

NANHI KALI

Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India.
Girl children in poor families are often discriminated and forced to early marriages or are relegated to household duties from a young age, without the possibility of a proper education. Nanhi Kali improves their condition by providing an education, empowering them with knowledge and the ability to make independent choices. This, eventually, also helps to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, social norms and ignorance.

In Hindi, “Nanhi” means “small” and “Kali (Kalee)” means “flower bud”, so the Nanhi Kalis are little flower buds ready to blossom, just with a little help.

Nanhi Kali already had a big impact in many Indian communities, as reported by Forbes magazine, and we are happy to contribute too. Last year we were able to donate to 13 little girls in India one year of education and we hope to do more this year. This has only been possible because of you.. So thanks for your support! ♥

THE LEGENDS

Holi is an ancient Indian Festival that originally celebrated the coming of spring and the rebirth of nature, with joy and colors. However, in the course of history it acquired more social and religious significance as the legends over its origin grew.
The festival starts on the last full moon of the month Phalgun and the celebrations last for two days, each one with a special meaning.

HOLI

Legends say that Holi takes its name from the evil Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, king of daemons. The king’s son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu could not tolerate this so he tried many times to destroy his faith but without success. Eventually he decided to kill his son so he asked Holika, who had a blessing of protection from fire, to sit with him on a pyre. However, Prahlad kept chanting his prayers to Lord Vishnu that saved him and removed the blessing from Holika, letting her burn in the fire.
For this reason, on the first day of Holi, people gather around big bonfires burning the effigy of Holika, celebrating the victory of Good over Evil.

COLORS

Other legends talk about the immortal love between Radha and Krishna.
In his youth, Lord Krishna was concerned about the color of his skin and whether Radha and the other girls would like him anyway, even if he was different. One day his mother suggested him to go to Radha and color her face with any color he wanted, suggesting him that their differences were only superficial. Fascinated by the idea Lord Krishna playfully colored Radha with different colors, giving birth to their love.
This is why, on the second day of Holi, people play with colored powders, promoting tolerance, togetherness, and peace for all.

THE LEGENDS

Holi is an ancient Indian Festival that originally celebrated the coming of spring and the rebirth of nature, with joy and colors. However, in the course of history it acquired more social and religious significance as the legends over its origin grew.
The festival starts on the last full moon of the month Phalgun and the celebrations last for two days, each one with a special meaning.

HOLI

Legends say that Holi takes its name from the evil Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, king of daemons. The king’s son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu could not tolerate this so he tried many times to destroy his faith but without success. Eventually he decided to kill his son so he asked Holika, who had a blessing of protection from fire, to sit with him on a pyre. However, Prahlad kept chanting his prayers to Lord Vishnu that saved him and removed the blessing from Holika, letting her burn in the fire.
For this reason, on the first day of Holi, people gather around big bonfires burning the effigy of Holika, celebrating the victory of Good over Evil.

COLORS

Other legends talk about the immortal love between Radha and Krishna.
In his youth, Lord Krishna was concerned about the color of his skin and whether Radha and the other girls would like him anyway, even if he was different. One day his mother suggested him to go to Radha and color her face with any color he wanted, suggesting him that their differences were only superficial. Fascinated by the idea Lord Krishna playfully colored Radha with different colors, giving birth to their love.
This is why, on the second day of Holi, people play with colored powders, promoting tolerance, togetherness, and peace for all.

CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA

According to the ancient traditions, Holi is celebrated with the coming of spring for two days. On the first one, bonfires are lit to burn the effigy of Holika and on the second one people play with colorful powders called Gulal. In many cases, the powder is mixed with water and used with the traditional water gun.

Everywhere on the streets people sing and play music, throw colors at each others and dance with a global sense of unity and joy. Everybody joins in the celebrations (check more pictures from India in our Gallery).

EVERYBODY IS EQUAL

Perhaps the most important aspect of Holi is its power to bring people together regardless of their race, religion, gender, age, status or caste. People symbolically cover their differences with the colors, becoming equal.

For one day, the differences between social classes in India are gone and everybody can enjoy life and forget all his worries by throwing colors in the air, bringing social and spiritual harmony.

CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA

According to the ancient traditions, Holi is celebrated with the coming of spring for two days. On the first one, bonfires are lit to burn the effigy of Holika and on the second one people play with colorful powders called Gulal. In many cases, the powder is mixed with water and used with the traditional water gun.

Everywhere on the streets people sing and play music, throw colors at each others and dance with a global sense of unity and joy. Everybody joins in the celebrations (check more pictures from India in our Gallery).

EVERYBODY IS EQUAL

Perhaps the most important aspect of Holi is its power to bring people together regardless of their race, religion, gender, age, status or caste. People symbolically cover their differences with the colors, becoming equal.

For one day, the differences between social classes in India are gone and everybody can enjoy life and forget all his worries by throwing colors in the air, bringing social and spiritual harmony.