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:
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!
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! Food will be provided by The Roll Pod and chai by The Chai Lady. Click the link for more details on entertainment and activities!
Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 day of the event. Kids 5 and under are free. (The fee supports the cost of putting on the festival)
A pay-what-you-can option is available
With each ticket, you get two color packets, with the opportunity to buy more on-site. (Cash appreciated!)
Special guest the Bay’s #1 Bollywood DJ, DJ Salim and DJ Anshul
$16.00 - $20.00
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121
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.
Sat Mar 21 2020 @ 9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)
Tractor: 5213 Ballard Avenue NWSeattle, WA 98107