I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
Ready for some colourful fun?
With the strength of multiculturalism in Melbourne, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of cultural festivals around the State. One of the events much awaited and extremely well attended by the masses is the Hindu festival of Love called Holi.
The Festivals of South Asia is holding the Holi Fest 2016 on Saturday 19 March 2016 at the Werribee Racecourse for the third consecutive year. The event starts at 11am ending at 9pm. With a tagline of "A Festival of Music, Dance and Color", a celebration of everything fun awaits you at Holi Fest.
Holi originated in India and is now celebrated throughout the world. It marks the victory of good over evil. People traditionally dress in white, but any dress can be worn which you don't mind getting dirty because rest assured, you will not leave the event without getting colour dye over you.
Besides the colours, the event promises to offer food stalls. Whether you are a seasoned Indian food eater or a novice, there is something for everyone. Jewelry and traditional dresses will also be on sale, and the ever popular henna tattoos will also be available. Don't forget you can also buy bangles and bracelets, and feel like a Bollywood queen.
Amongst all the fun, Indian music and dancing will give you the full experience of being on a Bollywood movie set. Sing and dance to the tunes enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Dhol players will rock the beat and you can practice your bhangra moves.
In the previous years, the attendance has been in thousands, and in 2016, organizers expect an audience of anywhere between 7000 and 10000. This will be an outdoor event, and will go ahead rain or sunshine.
There is plenty of parking available at the venue. As this is a family friendly event, no alcohol is permitted on premises. Tickets for adults cost $5 and children under 12 accompanied with adults are free. If you wish to use public transport, a free shuttle service will be available from the Werribee train station.