Vice Chair Crowley Statement Celebrating Holi

Mar 23, 2016 Issues: Foreign Affairs, In the Community

(Queens, NY) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus and former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, issued the following statement in recognition of Holi, which is celebrated widely by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists in India as well as in the United States and around the world:

“The Festival of Holi, known as the Festival of Colors, is a time for communities to come together to mark the end of winter and celebrate the coming of spring. During this joyous festival, family and friends will join together through dance, music, meals, the lighting of bonfires celebrating goodness over evil, and the tossing of vibrant colored powders into the air, all in a grand celebration of peace, friendship, and harmony. Holi is a beautiful representation of the incredible diversity here in the U.S. and around the world. To all those celebrating, I wish you a happy Holi!”

Congressman Crowley is the nine-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.