The Color Festival Splatters Seattle

6.26.2014

By Lynn De La Cruz

Color is in the air, and on your clothes, during this event that honors ancient Indian tradition.

The Festival of Color has been making its rounds across the country this year, and soon arrives in Seattle. This event, also known as Holi, celebrates warmer temperatures in a very distinctive way — with attendees throwing vibrant powders into the air.

The color throwing ritual is a symbolic way to let go of worries in exchange for happier memories revolving around love and fun. Many festival-goers sport white shirts as the perfect palette for the colors. And don’t worry — the colors are plant-based, non-toxic, all-natural cornstarch that is safe for the environment and people of all ages. Vegetarian cuisine, live musicians, dancing, and yoga will fill the day’s vibrant event.

The Festival of Color happens at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater on July 5 from noon to 5 p.m. Images via Flickr.


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