Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a Hindu festival celebrated during March. It is one of the most popular and joyous festivals in Hinduism.
This resource pack introduces Holi and Hindu beliefs that the festival celebrates and remembers.
The text within the resource pack explains to pupils how Holi is celebrated and tells the stories linked to it.
The resource could be used in whole class, group guided reading sessions or as an independent reading activity, and could be used as part of an RE lesson on Hinduism focusing on Hindu celebrations.
This KS2 resource pack includes:
- Holi - The Festival of Colours text
- Holi - The Festival of Colours comprehension questions and answer sheet
When is Holi celebrated?
Holi is celebrated at some point during the month of March and occasionally late February. It is linked to the lunar calendar, and the festival takes place on the full moon day (the day following the full moon).
In 2023, Holi will take place on the 8th March.
National Curriculum programme of study links
- Pupils should understand what they read by checking that a book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.