Love (and colour) is in the air!

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By Casey Whiting

The Hindu festival of love and colour, Holi, was celebrated in style by De Montfort University’s very own Indian Society.

From 4pm to 6pm, members of the public were welcomed into Bede Park with a bag of coloured powder and a broad smile. The aim of the festival was simple: to be happy, to spread happiness and to get as colourful as possible!

Holi is a festival that marks the coming of spring and although for some, religious ceremonies are held to celebrate the day, Holi is, for many, a time to have fun with friends and family. Dancing, singing and bonfires can all be a part of the celebration, but one of the most well known traditions is the throwing of coloured powder, paint and water. After all, it is a festival of colour.

DMU Dance student Jessica Roberts had this to say about the festival: “It was just really cool, there was such a good vibe. People were just mingling between each other, it was so nice to be around people that I had never met or wouldn’t usually hang around with. I’m definitely going to attend next year’s Holi festival!”

The Indian Society did an amazing job of organising the event and the day went without a single hitch. So on behalf of everyone who attended Holi, thank you!