Author: Mark Graves, Kristi Turnquist

Portland Holi Hai, the Festival of Colors Bollywood Party, welcomes spring with dance, music and flying colors

Hundreds dressed in white and saturated in a spectrum of colorful powders, gathered at Opaline in Northwest Portland Sunday to celebrate Holi Hai. The dance party, in Old Town Chinatown, was hosted by DJ Prashant and Bollywood Dreams Entertainment. Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and the divine love of the god and goddess Krishna and Radha. It also marks the arrival of spring.More: ‘Full-time party starter’ DJ Prashant was once an Intel engineer