Festival of Color
April 8, 2014 Anne-Marie Peacock
Office of Communications

Redmond, WA -
 For the third year, The Festival of Color returns to Redmond. On Saturday, April 12, from Noon- 4:00pm, the City’s Campus will transform into a highly evocative Indian celebration filled with music, dancing and color.

The Festival of Color announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. It promotes an atmosphere of social merriment and encourages people to find forgiveness with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind.

The belief is that once everyone is drenched in colors, everyone resembles each other, thus losing their original self and treating everyone equally, as all differences dissolve. People take extreme delight in throwing color on each other with lots of enthusiasm and fun. The festival is meant to free all of inhibitions so they can relate to others with pure joy.

“The festival is considered an open celebration encouraging people of all religions, classes and ethnic background to join together as one in our community,” says Redmond Mayor John Marchione. “He adds, “It’s a joyous festival that everyone should attend.”

The City of Redmond is dedicated to supporting the public through dynamic programs that deepen the experience of community. Redmond’s Arts Program has actively partnered with the Festival of Color for two years by providing a grant to support this engaging cultural event.

To learn more visit www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/artsandculture.