Leicester’s Holi paint party 2020 cancelled

by Khrista Davis

The Holi Party UK Tour that was set to be in Leicester yesterday(MonMARCH9) was cancelled.

The festival of colours, music and love is known throughout Leicester’s diverse community.

The party was meant to start at 10pm and go on till 3am at Vaughan Way in Leicester. All tickets included a free white T-shirt to get covered in the paint and free paint powder.

Holi is one of the main festivals of India that is celebrated with enthusiasm and cheer, celebrated once a year in March on the full moon day of Phalguna.

Many traditionalists and non- Hindu people who take part were disappointed at the cancellation of this event.

Priya Patel, a Hindu and ticket holder for the Holi Party, said:  “I bought my tickets a month in advance, it was a big celebration where I can meet my family and friends, being Hindu myself this meant so much to me.

“I’m really upset that it’s been cancelled as this is the time of the year where we can all get together and celebrate love and family, especially if it is being done in my own hometown.

I” love being Hindu and when our festivals can be shared with other people such as my friends I was going with, it makes me proud, hopefully there is a reason for this, and we can still go ahead and celebrate it within our community.”

Holi has been celebrated in the Indian continent for centuries and remains to be celebrated in its communities all over the country and will continue to be celebrated despite the cancellation of the party.