Wednesday Shake-Up: Sikara Celebrates Holi!

Sikara celebrates! Today marks the Spring Indian festival of colors called Holi! It is either celebrated in March or April and varies according to the Hindu calendar. The festival’s purpose is to welcome Spring and bring warmth into the air, celebrating the triumph of good over evil. With most festivities taking places in India and Nepal, it has also become, in recent years, a global festival. Holi signifies the spirit of brotherhood and unity. This spirit of unity translates to action in which people, young and old, drop their inhibitions and chase each other splashing colorful paint, powder and water on each other.

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Celebration of Holi in India

Color is a very important aspect of Holi and each color represents a different theme. Blue represents song, yellow represents music, green represents dance, red represents beauty, white represents love and pink represents joy. Below are a few Sikara pieces from our Indian Jaipuri collection that we think really capture the feel and soul of the festival.

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Holi is also a celebration of food and treats. During this festival, one can indulge in sweets like Jalebi (check out our earrings!), deep fried wheat-flower batter in a pretzel or circular shape. And because Holi is so devoted to food and good tastings, we have compiled a list of great Indian restaurants that Mousumi thinks are the best choices in all of our Sikara cities (San Francisco, Boston and Austin).

San Francisco:
Dosa on Fillmore Street
Amber on Yerba Buena Lane
Kasa in Castro and their various food trucks
Mehfil great for lunch in downtown San Francisco

Boston:
Kashmir on Newbury Street
Punjabi Dhaba in Inman Square

Austin:
The Clay Pit in downtown Austin
Tarka has several locations in Austin
Madras Pavilion in North Austin

Also, be sure to check out the Brilliant & Bright event featuring Fantastic Foodies at our Sikara & Co. Boston location this Thursday, March 28th from 6-8pm!