CAPAC Members Celebrate Holi

Mar 9, 2020 Issues: Other Issues

Washington, D.C. – 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), CAPAC Chair:

“I’m elated to join my fellow CAPAC colleagues in wishing all those celebrating in my district and around the world a very happy Holi! The festival of colors is a vibrant commemoration of the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. As we celebrate this joyous holiday, let us recommit ourselves to promoting greater peace, love, and tolerance in our world.”

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), CAPAC First Vice Chair:

“I am pleased to wish a very happy Holi to everybody who observes the holiday. Known as the festival of colors, Holi is a special and joyous occasion in which friends and family commemorate the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. To the millions who celebrate, I send my warmest wishes for a prosperous and colorful holiday.”

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07):

“I wish all who are celebrating a very happy Holi! Let us recommit to spreading love and tolerance within our own communities and celebrate the ties that bind us closer together.”

Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39):

“Wishing a happy Holi to everyone in California’s 39th District and across the nation celebrating the arrival of spring in this joyous Festival of Colors. As we embrace the victory of good over evil, cherish our relationships, and give thanks for a good harvest. I wish for nothing but peace and prosperity for all!”

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07):

“This week, Hindus throughout the world celebrate Holi, a festival filled with colors, love and jubilation that serves as a needed reminder that hope and spring always bloom after dark and cold times. I send well-wishes to all who celebrate—may we all find renewed hope for a more tolerant and peaceful world.”

Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17):

“I am looking forward to celebrating the festival of Holi! Holi, often referred to as the ‘Festival of Colors’, is a Hindu festival celebrating the start of spring. Holi celebrates love, goodness, and renewal, and triumph over divisiveness and negativity. People of all nationalities, backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions celebrate Holi all over the world. Happy Holi!”

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08):

“For the Hindu, Indian, and other communities 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. I wish everyone celebrating across the world and the United States a very happy Holi!”

Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03):

“Happy Holi to Hindu communities in southern Nevada, India, and around the world. I hope the Festival of Colors brings happiness and prosperity to all those celebrating. I wish everyone a joyous festival and a happy arrival of spring!”

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38):

“Holi marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It's is a time of hope for a more loving and accepting future. I wish everyone celebrating the Festival of Colors in California and around the world a joyous holiday.”

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09):

“As we gather across the nation to celebrate the beginning of spring, I would like to wish all those celebrating the Hindu Festival of Colors a happy Holi. I’m proud to join the millions who celebrate this joyous occasion marking the triumph of good over evil, and I send my warmest wishes for a prosperous and colorful holiday.”



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