The Spring Festival of Holi
The spring festival of Holi – which is celebrated by Hindus primarily in India and Nepal – was observed at the Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon last month. This “festival of colors” traditionally involves the throwing of brightly colored powdered pigment to celebrate the onset of a joyous and vibrant spring season. Bishop Ranch hosted the San Ramon community and neighboring East Bay cities to a free festival in one of their building’s parking lots on a sunny Friday afternoon.
We were honored to be a part of such a fun and festive event, bringing in some of our best henna tattoo artists, a bindi artist, and face painters to treat the community to free body art. We also brought a talented and colorful Dhol drummer to play during the pigment throwing, which really set the tone for an exciting celebration.
Our rocking DJ Raffy played contemporary Indian hits which quickly turned into a dance party for all! Along with our talented artists and entertainers, Bishop Ranch brought in food trucks and a local Indian dance company who put on a great performance. Toss in some colorful pigment throwing and you have yourself a Holi celebration!
Many thanks to Bishop Ranch for bringing us on board for this first annual event – we look forward to next year’s!
By Kelsey Pavao, © Entire Productions