The members of the Spokane Hindu Temple & Cultural Center will be hosting a Holi celebration at the FāVS Center on Sunday, March 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and they want the greater Spokane community to come celebrate it with them.
Holi is popularly known as the Festival of Colors and is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated across India and Nepal. It signifies the victory of superior over immoral, of good over evil.
“It’s a festival of joy and hope, and, that no matter what, there is always light after darkness,” said Himani Agrawal an executive officer of the SHTCC. “It’s also a festival of change in season. We want to celebrate hope, joy, and change of season with the whole community, who are our extended family.”
The event will include free, homemade Indian food, a brief performance by the youth explaining the holiday, two cultural dances, and then guests will be asked to move outside for “throwing of the colors.”
“The FāVS Center is excited to host this sacred and cultural event,” said Tracy Simmons, the center’s executive director. “It fits perfectly with our mission to bring people together to educate them about the belief systems that make up our community.”
Space is limited to 125 people (because of food) so guests are asked to RSVP by March 2 at https://www.shtcc.org/events. The event is free, but $5 donations are requested for packets of colors.
To add more fun to the celebration, water balloons and water blasters will be available for fundraising during the event.
Interested in renting the FāVS Center for your event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Spokane’s Islamic Community of Bosniaks Celebrate Ramadan Together for the First Time Since COVID-19 Restrictions ￼ - April 23, 2022
- Rev. Katy Shedlock To Perform Original Play ‘For I Was A Stranger’ to Raise Money for Ukraine￼ - April 1, 2022
- Conference In CDA Promotes End Times Teachings on the Periphery of Mainstream Christian Orthodoxy￼￼ - March 11, 2022
- The Afterlife: Yes, I Believe & It’s Summed Up in the Person of Jesus Christ￼ - February 17, 2022
- In New Novel Former Whitworth Professor, Local Author Shows Importance of Doing Mission Work Well ￼ - February 12, 2022
- Black Business Expo Returns to Spokane during Black History Month after 2-Year COVID-Restricted Hiatus - February 4, 2022
- Mark Finney Resigns from World Relief - January 20, 2022
- Omicron Causes Churches to Reconsider Online-Only Worship - January 13, 2022
- Non-Profits Help “Light Up the Night” at Riverfront Park Pavilion with Christmas Trees Showcasing Their Work - December 22, 2021
- Spokane Non-Profits and Community Leaders Welcome New Arrivals from Afghanistan - December 12, 2021