Holi Celebration

About PNA’s Holi Celebration

Holi is a Hindu spring festival that signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring, the victory of good over evil, fertility, color, love, laughter, forgetting and forgiving.  Holi means “burning” in Hindi. Holi is a two-day festival – Holika Dahan and Holi with colors.

Holi is a time when friends, families, and communities come together to celebrate the victory of the dissolution of bad spirits, burning of bad karma and bad feelings, removing negative thoughts and cleansing our consciousness.

So let’s start throwing colors on each other because “Boora Na Mano Holi Hai!”

-Thanks to Holi committee member Anushree Nagar for this information.

Event Schedule

March 30, 2024
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1pm - 3pm
Phinney Center: Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave. N.
$7 - $14

Event Features

  • Powder throwing area ($10 advance/$12 door/ under age 5 free) (tickets)
  • Spice Walla restaurant will be serving its Kathi Rolls (Indian wraps filled with protein, cilantro chutney and onions, wrapped in a thin grilled roti) all under $10.
  • Dance to a blend of Bollywood, Bhangra, & EDM by DJ KP
  • Jaipur Avenue Chai for sale
  • Temporary henna tattoos with Viviane of Mehndivaviv ($5/$15)
  • At 1PM – join Afsaana Dance for a performance and dance workshop (in the paid Color Zone area)
  • Children’s arts & crafts with Hindi Time Kids ($12/kit)

Fine print…

  • Dress– Wear something comfortable and bring layers for cold. Wear something that you are willing to ruin. Colors are messy and may stain. If you want an event souvenir, wear a white t-shirt and later soak it in vinegar to preserve/fix the color.
  • Additional color packets will be available for purchase for $2 per packet. Cash appreciated!
  • Food– will be available for purchase through food trucks. Bring cash.
  • Restrooms– People can use the bathrooms in the brick building but we will place plastic to keep building clean.
  • Parking– Limited on-site free parking is available. Carpool is recommended, as the overflow parking lot is where we will be celebrating, and food trucks will take up some of the lower lot.
  • Outside items – Please do not bring outside color, paint ball guns, water guns, and water balloons. Pets are not recommended. No alcohol is allowed at this family-friendly event.
  • Clean up – Colors are cornstarch-based and safe natural colors. They can be dusted off. No water will be available at the event for wash up, but soap and water at home can finish your clean up. We recommend applying a moisturizer to skin, coating your hair with a small amount of coconut or olive oil before the event and wearing sunglasses. Bring a garbage bag or towel to protect your car on the way home.
  • Covid safety – Masks and proof of vaccination are required to gain entrance to the powder color throwing area of the event.

Participating Vendors

Learn More About Holi

Last March, on a gorgeous, warm day, the sky over Phinney was, yes, blue. But it was also yellow, green, orange, and pink.
Avanie Trovato, a community member, initiated the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s hosting of the Hindu spring festival, Holi, in Seattle. Inspired by her childhood experiences in India, she aimed to bring cultural diversity to her local community. With PNA’s support, the festival became a success, emphasizing the importance of shared food and celebrations in fostering community connections. Avanie believes in breaking cultural barriers and creating a space for dialogue, laughter, and understanding, not just during Holi but throughout the year. The upcoming Holi celebration represents a broader effort to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion within the community.

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Volunteer for Holi

Interested in helping out? Available volunteer opportunities for this event are displayed in this section.

Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about how you can volunteer at the PNA.

Holi: Festival of Colors

Saturday, March 30, 2024. Celebrate spring by volunteering at our family-friendly event! Put up posters prior.

Contact Information

Questions about Holi or other PNA Community Events? Email gro.r1709187858etnec1709187858yenni1709187858hp@cy1709187858ram1709187858 or call 206-783-2244.

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