WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2012) — Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus on Wednesday marked the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors to celebrate the beginning of Spring.
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair: “Today, people across America and around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, marking the beginning of Spring. Traditions like Holi add to the diverse and prosperous fabric of our nation, and I wish all those celebrating a very Happy Holi full of colors and a Spring full of prosperity!”
Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17), CAPAC Chair Emeritus: “Holi is a communal celebration of renewal and rejuvenation. On this day in Spring, the gloom of winter is tossed aside and communal bonds are strengthened and wrapped in color. Alongside the millions of Hindus around the world, including those in my home district of California’s 17th district, I am honored to join in today’s Festival of Colors. In addition, as Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I am proud to have worked to bring awareness to this important holiday and the many issues important to the Hindu-American community in our nation. As this holiday seeks new beginnings and the strengthening of bonds, I recommit to furthering my understanding of the great diversity in my District.”
Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07): “Holi celebrates the arrival of spring with community, music, dance, and color. As an Indian American in Congress, I wish Hindu families in Sacramento County and beyond a safe and happy Holi.”
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.