CRY’s Holi Festival in Bellevue last year. Photo courtesy of CRY Seattle

CRY’s Holi Festival in Bellevue last year. Photo courtesy of CRY Seattle

Bellevue Holi Festival brings back smiles for underprivileged children on March 3

The festival marks the arrival of spring and encourages the spirit of oneness.

  • Friday, March 2, 2018 9:28am
  • Life

The Holi Festival is back this year with a riot of colors to spread joy and laughter, from 12-4 p.m. on March 3 at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St.

People from all walks of life are invited to join the event to celebrate the festival “Holi” — known as the festival of colors. The festival can be a reason to bring a smile to the children who are less fortunate, as the funds generated through these events are used to send underserved children in India to school.

The festival marks the arrival of spring and encourages the spirit of oneness. The nonprofit Child Rights and You (CRY) raises funds with these annual events.

During the event, thousands of people will throw organic color on each other; red, blue and green will be the new hues of the faces at the event. People will dance to the upbeat Bollywood numbers played by DJ RDX, enjoying the shades of colors.

More in Life

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone | Book Nook

A monthly column from the King County Library System.

Photos courtesy of Celeste Gracey
                                Bellevue’s Chris Adam’s, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It’s hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation event on Sept. 15

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center.

Photo by Nityia Photography
                                Dora Gyarmati.
Redefine goals based on virtues to find joy | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and wellbeing.

Applying mindfulness into your daily life | Health Column

Being mindful is the act of staying present, being aware of your surroundings and noticing new things without judgment.

After 70 years of serving, Grace Lutheran Church in Bellevue is permanently closed. The church donated $3.6 million to homeless services on the Eastside. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Local church closes, donates assets to nonprofits

Grace Lutheran Church donates $3.6 million to homeless services on the Eastside.

Mindful goal setting | Health Column

What are the roots of you life goals?

Nityia Photography
Happy Fourth — Do we have freedom? What is freedom anyway?

A column about mindfulness and mental well being.

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Events around the Eastside.

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on… Continue reading

Customer buys green leaves from Foothills Farms at the opening market day in Bellevue on May 16. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
It’s officially market season

Bellevue Farmers Market will run every Thursday through October.