Milpitas celebrated the arrival of spring, the end of winter and the blossoming of love March 4 at the city’s inaugural Holi Festival.
Cardoza Park was a place to meet others to play and laugh, forget and forgive, and, of course, throw colored powder at each other during Rangwali Holi. It’s no wonder the Holi Festival is also known as the Festival of Colors, and is one of the most popular and significant festivals in Hinduism.
Mayor Carmen Montano commended Milpitas Recreation and Community Services for planning and organizing the celebration for the local community.
The community stage was graced by dance performances from Jam 2 Be Fit and the Mona Khan Company. The music from Indian rock band Tamas and Bollywood tunes from DJ Shem filled the park.
Children at the activity stations were as colorful as the abstract art they created at silk painting, blow painting and marble painting stations. Children also enjoyed gluing and coloring paper trees in reference to the Palash, or Tesu tree, whose flowers typically provide the red color of Holi.
Groups playing drums went from place to place singing and dancing under a rain of color, unhindered by the rain that fell from the sky during the festival.
Source:: The Mercury News