CAPAC Members Celebrate Holi

Mar 1, 2018 Issues: Other Issues

Washington, DC – Today, Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements to celebrate Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors:

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27):

“Happy Holi to those in the United States and around the world who are celebrating the Festival of Colors! As we usher in the arrival of spring and celebrate the victory of light over darkness and good over evil, may this new season of renewal bring peace, happiness, and harmony to all.”

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07):

“Holi is a joyous celebration of light vanquishing darkness and the triumph of good over evil. This new spring season, let us recommit to spreading love and tolerance within our own communities, and celebrate the ties that bind us closer together. From my family to yours, have a very happy Holi! Be well.”

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02):

“Holi is a time of spiritual renewal celebrated by Hindus and people of all backgrounds across the country and around the world. Known for its vibrant and colorful celebrations, Holi represents the victory of good over evil, the onset of spring, and gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. As we gather for the beautiful Festival of Colors this year, we reflect on the opportunity each of us has to be a force for positive change by truly living aloha every day.”

Congressman Al Green (TX-09):

“A very happy Holi to everyone in the diverse Houston community I proudly represent and around the world celebrating this joyous Festival of Colors. I hope you start the spring season off in the comfort of your family and friends. May you mark your festivities with color, prosperity, and good health.”

Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34):

“This week, Angelenos of Hindu faith and millions across the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors celebrating the victory of goodness over evil and the beginning of spring. I wish all those celebrating Holi a joyous and colorful festival. May good always triumph over evil – no matter how powerful the evil is. Holi Hai!”

Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17):

“I join my colleagues in wishing a Happy Holi to all those celebrating the renewal of spring around the world. May your celebrations bring you all peace and joy.”

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08):

“For Indians, Hindus, and others celebrating across the world, Holi is a joyous festival of color. Each year, we come together to celebrate the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. To those celebrating across the world - including those in my district - I wish a very happy Holi!”

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06):

“It is an honor to wish a happy Holi to the millions who celebrate the Festival of Colors here in New York and across the globe. Holi is a very special time for families and friends to commemorate the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. To all who observe, I send my very best wishes for a joyous and colorful holiday.”

Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41):

“It is my pleasure to wish a Happy Holi to everyone observing around the world. The Festival of Colors is an important opportunity to welcome spring, celebrate good over evil, and reflect on our country’s diversity of colors and traditions. May this year’s Holi festivities bring joy and harmony to all.”

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38):

“Holi, the Festival of Color, marks the beginning of spring. It’s a celebration of the renewal of life and rebirth. Holi is a time of hope for a more loving and accepting future. I wish everyone a happy and festive Holi.”

Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52):

“Happy Holi to Hindu communities in San Diego and around the world. The festival of color marks the beginning of spring and reminds us of the power of love over hate, even when confronted with unexpected evils. I wish everyone a colorful and joyous festival shared with family and friends. May the new spring bring peace, prosperity, and joy to all.”

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07):

“As we mark the arrival of spring, I’d like to wish a very happy Holi to those celebrating in New York City and around the globe. As Indian Americans of Hindu faith gather to mark the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, may the ritual of observing these traditions bring peace and joy. I wish all those celebrating a safe and colorful 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.