Water bombs! Kids invent another great strategy to distribute color and play Holi!
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Krishna and Radha’s Holi: A Festival of Colours
One spring, it is said that, young Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about Radha, his girlfriend, being very fair skinned, while he was dark skinned. Yashoda playfully suggested that Krishna apply color on Radha’s face and see how her skin would change. Krishna loved this idea and smeared his Radha with gulal (colors) of all hues. She in turn did the same, and before long the entire village joined in to play with colors. Thus began the Holi celebrations, as the Festival of Colors! Krishna and Radha’s Holi festivities became legendary, and to this day, we celebrate the Holi festival with colors of all hues!
Holi Festival 2010 in the Bay Area:
There are several Holi celebrations in the Bay Area every year. We’ve been to the RANA, the Sunnyvale Temple’s Holi and to Asha Stanford’s Holi celebrations over the years. The Asha Stanford Holi is unique because they have a kids’ Holi playing area with water play, Holi colors etc. The Sunnyvale Temple Holi is also fun and there is no water play. We’d recommend checking them all out, if you can, with a bunch of friends.
Sunnyvale Temple Holi 2010, Sat. Feb 27th, Sunnyvale
Holi Festival celebrations in San Francisco, Sat. Feb 27th, 12-3 pm, Dolores Park, San Francisco
“Hoja Rangeela Re – a Bollywood Party Holi Ishtyle”, February 20th, 9.30pm, Avalon Nightclub , 777 Lawrence Expressway , Santa Clara BUY TIX
Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar’s Holi Garba on February 27th, 8pm, at Centerville Junior High School Gymnasium , 37720 Fremont Blvd, Fremont BUY TIX
RANA’s Rajasthan Holi 2010, March 6th, 11am, Sunnyvale Baylands Park, 999 E Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale
Asha Stanford’s Holi Festival celebrations on March 27th, 11am – 3pm, Sandhills Field, Stanford. Tix not available yet; stay tuned!
Holi is on Feb. 28th 2010-brrrr! And a cute Holi craft!
Holi is coming up but for those of us here in sunny California, it’s a tad too soon! I am not in the mood to get wet- or do the color thing in a couple of weeks’ time. May be we’ll stick to ‘sookhi Holi’ this year- you know- Hindi for Holi sans water. How about playing Holi with dry colors bought from the Indian store? That might actually be very pretty aaaaaaand comfortable!
Now, how do I convince the kids about this? After Halloween, Christmas and Diwali (in that order, yes) the next festival which they enjoy very much is Holi! The very colorful, the very wet, the very messy kind is what they want! In fact, now I recall- they made me promise to get them the huge Bazooka like water guns for this year’s Holi. So who am I kidding!