Leicester celebrates the Hindu Holi festival of colour this weekend at Abbey Park

By Francisca Quádrio

Unleash the child in you this Saturday (March 3) and go to Abbey Park to celebrate the Holi festival in Leicester, from 12pm to 4pm.

This event is the perfect family activity providing an energising blend of culture with exciting activities and action-packed entertainment.


The Hindu celebration has been marked in Leicester in many ways in the past but the new Leicester Holi 2018 is a free event in Abbey Park.

It will include yoga sessions and visitors will be invited to participate in Indian games of Kho-Kho and Kabaddi, spin the ‘Wheel of Virtue’ and take part in the highlight of the day, the Dhuleti, also known as the ‘colours festival’.

If you are feeling hungry, don’t worry! The festival will bring you mouth-watering Indian dishes provided by Leicester caterers such as Milans Pau Bhaji, Indigo and Mirch Masala.

This is a festival is for the whole family so children will also have something in store for them, with activities ranging from story-telling and face-painting to selfies with Holi characters.

On stage, there will be a theatrical production, dance performances and an interactive quiz with the audience.

The festival is running a contest where visitors can win a signed basketball from the Leicester Riders or a pair of tickets to a Leicester Riders game. The only thing they have to do is draw a picture to show what Holi means to them and to email it to info@leicesterholi.co.uk by 11.59pm on Wednesday (Feb 28). The winners will be announced on stage at Leicester Holi 2018.

People across Leicestershire are urged not to miss the exciting Hindu spring festival in Leicester and to bring friends and family – but most importantly, to remember not to wear their favourite clothes.


  1. […] A family event is being held in Abbey Park this weekend to mark the Hindu festival of Holi. Francisca Quádrio previews the event. […]


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