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Holi, Festival of Colors
For Immediate Release: March 11, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Liu, 650-286-3390, jliu@fostercity.org
The Foster City Parks and Recreation Department along with Baybasi, Inc. invite the community to join in the third annual celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11am – 3:30pm at the Leo Ryan Park Meadow.

Holi is one of the largest festivals in India and is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. Holi is celebrated (in India) at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month. One of Holi's biggest customs is loosening the strictness of social structures and bringing communities together in an exhilarating experience. Holi is significant for commemorating many myths and legends and symbolizes cleansing, a fresh start, and celebrating the coming of spring. In Foster City we will play Holi only with colored powder. The Foster City Parks and Recreation Department and Baybasi, Inc. are excited to be partnering to provide this free cultural community event! 

Program activities include the following: 
-Food vendors offering tastes of India from a variety of regions 
-Traditional Indian music and dance 
-Throwing of powder colors 

Event parking for Holi, Festival of Colors, will be located: 
-South Recreation Center parking lot 
-Community Center/Library 
-City Hall 
-Overflow parking located at Parkside Towers 
NOTE: Senior Wing parking lot will be CLOSED 

For more information about Holi, Festival of Colors please contact Jennifer Liu, Recreation Manager at 286-3390 or jliu@fostercity.org and Debajit Ghosh with Baybasi, Inc. at debajitghosh@gmail.com.   

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200