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Brisbane Holi Festival of Colours

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Colour Your Weekend at Holi
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The joyful, bold and bright Holi Festival of Colors is coming to Brisbane this March.

From 12 noon until 6pm on 2 March 2019, get ready to brighten your weekend in the tradition of this sacred Indian event at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rock.

Holi is known for the fun activity of smearing each other with paint and throwing paint powder into an eruption of colour. The colour powder is environmentally friendly and consists of corn-starch and FC&C Food Grade Dyes.

For maximum effect, be sure to wear white and join in, as a rainbow of paint colours will be sprayed across the crowd

What is the history of the Festival of Colors?
Holi is one of the most important celebrations Indian Hindu tradition. Beyond the light and colour, Holi has important messages to guide us through our lives. Underpinning Holi are the themes of the significance of truth and conquering good over evil. It is sometimes called the Festival of Love.

Festival Activities

The event will include:

Rain dance/relay dance
Live music from 3 DJs
Live multicultural performances
Bollywood dance battles
Matki phod competition
Coordinated colour throwing
Scrumptious Indian cuisine

Brisbane Holi Festival of Colours is being presented as part of BrisAsia Festival of Brisbane City Council.

Join in the family-friendly fun of Holi.


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Why? Bring some colour to you weekend
When: 12 noon til 6pm
Where: Rocks Riverside Park, Counihan Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Cost: Free
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