The Holi festival celebrates spring, connection, and the triumph of good over evil. The great Indian festival lasts for a day and a night and is celebrated with the name Holika Dahan or Choti Holi on first evening of the festival and the following day is called Holi. In different parts of India it is known with different names. The vibrancy of colors is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and Holi being the festival of colors is actually a day worth rejoicing. Holi is a famous Hindu festival that is celebrated in every part of India and the world with utmost joy and enthusiasm. The ritual starts by lighting up the bonfire one day before the day of Holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over the bad. On the day of Holi people play with colors with their friends and families and in evening they show love and respect to their close ones.
Here are a few Holi events near Seattle Southside!
Celebrate this traditional Indian festival with entertainment, food, and a fun color fight! Join in this celebration, where people will chase each other around, throwing handfuls of colored powders. Folks from all religions, cultures, backgrounds, and ages are welcome!
CRY Seattle Holi - Cancelled for 2022
Come celebrate Holi in style on March 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM with a DJ, Desi food and lots of dance!
- Colors for Purchase (Herbal and safe for skin)
- Right smack in the middle of Bellevue downtown park
- Children 12 and under are free!
Adults Only (21+)
Holi, India's festival of colors - WEAR WHITE! Play colors in outside designated area – the event goes to capacity every year so get your tickets in advance. The best Bollywood music and production the city of Seattle offers!
Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive celebration through music, dance and visuals. After presenting a multi-city annual for 8 straight years that showcased South Asian artists during the Hindu holiday of Holi, Red Baraat has taken the spirit of the festival to the next level: a year round show of communal revelry that brings together what NPR has called “the best party band in years,” a montage of classic Bollywood visuals, and a fiery dancer.
Traditionally, Holi is marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of ‘colors’. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.