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Holi Mahotsav Festival of Friendship and Harmony 2017

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by Bushan (subscribe)
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Enjoy a "colourful" experience
India is a land of festivals. There are celebrations and festivities happening every other week!

Holi is one such major festival widely celebrated in India. It marks the beginning of the spring season, a thanksgiving occasion for a good harvest and it heralds a new beginning in the lives of people.

The festival is usually celebrated by lighting up bonfires, spraying coloured water using water guns or throwing coloured dry powders at each other. There's dancing, drinking of bhang (a local alcohol) and the entire atmosphere is one of colour and fun. Hence this festival is called the "Festival of Colours"

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sydney brings this slice of India to life every year in Darling Harbour. This event, Holi Mahotsav, is scheduled on 19th March at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

This is a FREE EVENT packed with dance and music performances by local artists as well as from India

It is supported by the Australian Government, Department of Citizenship and Immigration, City of Sydney, CRC for multicultural NSW, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Indian Tourism.

You will also get a chance to indulge in different types of Indian vegetarian cuisines which will be sold in food stalls on the grounds

The organisers have added a new feature to the celebrations this year called the Holi Walk which begins at 3 pm. Register online for this walk and stand a chance to win prizes in a lucky draw.

If you wish to "play" with colours, there is a designated area for this purpose. You may buy the colours at the venue and show off your true colours!

By the way, I will not be wearing my favourite dress on this occasion just in case I have problems getting rid of the colours in the wash, later on.

Have fun. I am sure you'll come away with flying colours.
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Why? Fun & frolic with colours
When: 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Phone: 1300 242826
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Cost: FREE
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You did the right thing by not wearing your favourite dress to this event
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