Holi, Festival of Colors
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For Immediate Release: March 20, 2013
Contact: Jennifer Liu, Recreation Manager, (650) 286-3390, jliu@fostercity.org

The Foster City Parks and Recreation Department and Baybasi, Inc. invite the community to join in the second annual celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11 AM – 4 PM 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 the 15-acre dirt lot
  • 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