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Festival of Colours
Semaphore Beach will explode into a kaleidoscope of colour, music, and dance on Saturday, March 3rd. From 11 am to 5 pm, the foreshore will come alive with Indian music, happiness and colour in the annual Hindu celebration: Holi, otherwise known as the Festival of Colours.
It'll be a big day of celebration and crazy colourful powder-throwing. The festival signifies the "victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, the end of winter and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive and repair broken relationships" and is a huge festival when held in India. It's just as popular here in Australia, even though our seasons are out of order with the tradition.
Although an ancient Hindu religious festival, this fun event has become very popular in non-Hindu communities and countries outside of South Asia and is the inspiration behind large Colour Run style events that are held in most major capital cities these days.
At Holi on the Beach, there will be all-day colour throwing - something you simply have to see to believe. People smear each other with coloured powder. All the colours of the rainbow are used and no one is immune from being splashed with colour and then drenched with water. If you're there at the festival, you're fair game to be colourized.
This is such a fun and friendly festival. There'll be non-stop music, singing, dancing, and heaps of mouth-watering Indian food - enough to whet any appetite. There'll be an array of merchandise stalls as well as a guest appearance by Bollywood star Mugdha Godse.
Come along and experience Holi and join in on the celebration of love and faith. Bring your friends, make new friends! Join in with the crowd to ward off evil and welcome prosperity. And, have a brilliantly colourful day!