Paint to fly as Preston to celebrate Holi festival

Posted on - 10th March, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Ingol, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Last year's Holi festival event
Last year’s Holi festival event

Paint is going to fly on Sunday to celebrate India’s festival of colours.


Holi – the Hindu spring festival – is being marked with an event at the University of Central Lancashire’s Sports Arena.

The university’s Indian Society are organising the event.

Bhakti Vaidya said: “We want to give the preston community a chance to come and experience a different culture and festival.

“The festival began in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.”

Celebrating Holi festival
Celebrating Holi festival

The most well known part of Holi is throwing paint and coloured powder over each other.

The UCLan event includes food stalls, water balloons and non-stop music.

Read more: Colourful 5k fun run returns to Preston

The event runs from 1.30pm to 5pm on Sunday (12 March) and is £5 per head.

Tickets must be bought in advance before end of play on Saturday by calling Bhakti on 07803533070 or Yamini on 07448852526. There’s no entry on the door.

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