Prashant Jain is inviting the community to join Sirphey for a Holi Festival Saturday. Photo by Henrik Sandin
It’s time to start thinking in color! And NOTHING brings color like Holi, the Indian festival of Spring celebrated with a giant color fight. Whether you want to douse your friends and family in color out of love or because they don’t refill the toilet paper, now’s your chance!
Holi is the most colorful festival on earth, wherein communities come together for food, music, and of course, a color fight. Though it originated in Hindu tradition, it has evolved into a celebration for all of India, allowing those of all traditions to incorporate it into their New Year and Spring celebrations.
With the diaspora of people of South Asian descent around the world, Holi has become a global phenomenon, bringing a celebration of Spring, color, and community to the West.
Given recent vaccination numbers and relaxing guidance, Sirphey has lifted the cap on attendees.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26 on the lawn and in the parking lot of Sirphey’s downtown Los Alamos location at 1793 Deacon St. Bollywood music will fill the air courtesy of DJ Roger Anaya as you dance and bombard yourself and loved ones in color.
“Solid black or white clothes will really allow the colors to pop”, according to Sirphey’s Prashant Jain.
Sirphey will have colorful curries, lassis, and boba teas available, and guests are encouraged to patronize Sirphey’s neighbor, the Veterans of Foreign War Post.
All guests are asked to follow CDC guidelines regarding masks, vaccinations, and indoor capacity limits at both Sirphey and the VFW.
This event is free and open to the public. A donation box will be set up at the event to allow for voluntary donations towards the event’s expense.