RIA Festival of Colors 2018 : Color! Music! Masti!
Redmond Indian Association (RIA) aims at providing a wonderful opportunity to promote, preserve and share cultural traditions with the diverse community at Redmond Ridge.
Continuing our tradition of celebrating festivals together as a community, RIA is pleased to announce that we are celebrating the festival of colors on:
Saturday, March 3 between 12 noon to 2.30 PM @Bristol Park
The festival of colors, is one of the most exciting and fun filled Indian festivals. The festival marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season. It is a festive day to meet loved ones, play, laugh, forget & forgive, and bury hatchets with a warm embrace. The Festival of Color frees all of inhibitions so they can relate others with pure joy. It brings people together and creates a community of happy people. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The spirit of this festival is truly universal.
What to expect?
- A riot of colors to be played with family, friends and neighbors.
- Foot-tapping Bollywood music played by our community DJ Kapil
- Sumptuous snacks and beverages including the Holi delicacies
- A colorful photo-booth
This is a completely volunteer-driven event made possible by ticket sale. We would love to have more volunteers for the D-day event. We encourage middle- and high-school kids to step-up and earn their volunteer hours. If interested, please Click here.
Continuing with our tradition of giving, this year we are donating all the savings from ticket sales of our event to northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is Washington's own statewide hunger relief agency. Their mission is "leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health." Their vision is to end hunger in Washington state.
Last year, we had supported the Redmond chapter of Hopelink, an organization that serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in North and East King county.
In 2016, we donated the savings from this event to Sai Seva Sadan www.saisevasadan.com. Sai Seva Sadan serves the rural poor children / adolescents who have no way of getting specialized medical and special education facilities. We donated via Asha for Education since Asha already has established infrastructure and process to make sure donation is utilized for the stated causes.
Looking forward to celebrating yet another fun-filled family friendly Festival of Colors with you.
See you on March 3rd!!
RIA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit with Microsoft. If you are a Microsoft FTE and volunteer with us, you can claim your hours via the direct link to Microsoft RIA page Holi event:
Our Holi 2018 core team volunteers :
Parul Mathur Nag