Come to Solar One to celebrate Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, on Friday March 29 from 4:30 to 7:30pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Children and families are most welcome!
For those who may be unfamiliar with Holi, it is the festival that marks the beginning of spring for thousands of the world’s Hindus. The main activity of the festival involves dressing up in white clothing and throwing colored powders at each other. Because the changes of weather in springtime are often believed to cause colds and fevers, traditional Holi powders were made with medicinal herbs to ward off illness. For Solar One’s Holi festival, we will be throwing colored powders, but they will be made with food coloring and rice flour so as to be as benign as possible.
Holi originated in ancient Bengal as part of the veneration and worship of Lord Vishnu, the preserver diety of Hindu mythology. Holi is also closely associated with Vishnu’s avatar Krishna, who played holi games with the cow-herding girls (gopis) who were his companions during his childhood.
Got some more questions? Check out our Holi FAQs here!
Want to help us make our non-toxic, gluten-free Holi powder? Join us at 5:00pm on Monday March 25 at the Solar 1 building (map and directions can be found here).
We hope you’ll join us on Friday March 29, the first full moon of spring!