Flavours of Holi
Holi is an ancient Hindu festival, known as the festival of colours, Spring and love. Celebrated in India, it has spread to other regions of Asia and to the Western world through the Indian diaspora.
The festival celebrates the arrival of Spring, regeneration and love, where people sing, dance, play with colours, and repair broken relationships. Playing with colours usually finishes by 12pm, then people get cleaned and dress up, visit family and friends, and enjoy cultural programmes.
Our programme is packed with cultural performances, and you can join in by requesting an arts and crafts instruction pack from your community group and send us copies of your creations and photos of you and your family playing with colours.
We want to hear what Holi means to you, so tell us all about it in a recording made on your phone or sound device. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to your community group to pass on to us. All images and recordings received will form Voices of Holi, a collaborative mixture of audio and visuals, discovering what the Hindu Festival of Colours means to communities across Greater Manchester