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Celebrating Holi with music and dance
Join in and create a vibrant and spectacular rainbow across Brisbane's Holi Festival of Colours this February. The event will be Brisbane's fourth installation of one of India's most celebrated festivals.
Be sure to make your way to Rocks Riverside Park 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks on Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Brisbane Holi's is based on the Hindu tradition and celebrates the spirit of inclusiveness by inviting everyone to be a part of this multicultural festival which will also act as the most perfect platform to build stronger relationships between various communities from across the continents.
Holi is also called the Spring Festival - as it marks the season of hope and joy. Holi is predominantly celebrated in India but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.
The event will include a range of activities including:
Live music from 3 DJs
Bollywood dance battles
Rain dance/relay dance
Matki photo competition
Coordinated colour throwing
Lots of delicious Indian cuisine
Fun activities for kids
One of the most recognisable and fun features of Holi is the spraying of coloured powder called Gulal which is also known as Abeer. Each colour also carries a meaning. Red symbolises love and fertility; yellow is the colour of turmeric, a powder native to India and used as a natural remedy; blue represents the Hindu God Krishna, and green is for new beginnings.
Colours will be available for purchase on the day. No external colours will be permitted. Consider wearing a white t-shirt for maximum impact of the colour.
So don't miss out on this free cultural event and spread hope and joy this Holi.