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Chateau Frémont's fourth annual grill-out, color throwing, bonfire, dance party extravaganza "Holi Party (होली)" borrows from the Indian holiday "Holi" and its celebration of the advent of spring (adjusted to accommodate warmer weather and outdoor fun in MN). Let's celebrate – this is an event not to be missed!
☞ $5 minimum suggested donation, $10 suggested if you are going to drink from The Bar of Abundance. Click "Find Tickets" on this event to donate in advance or gain VIP privileges.
☞ Please bring your IDs! 21+ to drink.
6pm: Grill-out, music, drinks
~~~ Bring something to grill, we'll have coolers/grills/sauces/veggies)
8:00pm: Color throwing*
~~~ In the back yard. Don't miss this! <--- SERIOUSLY
8:30pm: Sunset water fight
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~~~ Water baloons, water your colors!
9pm: होली bonfire
~~~ We set a pine tree on fire, along with remnants from color throwing. It's amazing, for all of one minute! Then, we chillax around the fire and have some drinks.
~~~ DJ VibeRock leads some fierce karaoke in the disco.
10:30pm: Multi-color flippy cup
~ How many banquet tables will it take?!
~ Emcee: Thaddaeus
11pm: Dance-off & Performances
~ Emcee: Sasha R Cassadine (?)
~ Drag: Sasha & Ivanka
~ Dance-off will start at 11pm. Winner gets a prize!
~ Performances start at 11:20pm.
11:30am: होली DANCE
~~~ Throw on a sari and party!
Many thanks to Brian Geving for his stellar photography and Lady K for her sparkle.
* Colors are imported from India, made of natural, non-toxic, plant-based materials. They smell great, too! Keep out of eyes. If you have fair hair, you might want to wear a shower cap and/or wash it when done, unless you enjoy your new colors!
"Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly." ~Wikipedia