Later this month, Hindus will celebrate Holi, also known as “The Festival of Colours.” The religious festival is intended to welcome the arrival of spring whilst also celebrating fertility, colour and love. Celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, worshippers mark the event by throwing colourful powders at each other. Thanks to this unique festivity and its joyful atmosphere, similar Holi events take place in cities all over the world. As Holi fast approaches, here’s everything you need to know about the Hindu festival: When is Holi? This year, Holi begins on Wednesday, 20 March and ends on Thursday, 21 March. The festival celebrations start on the evening of the full moon that comes in ‘Phalguna,’ which is between the end of February and the middle of March. Over the two days, the festival is split into two events. The night before the main festivities is referred to as Holika Dahan and is when people traditionally gather around a bonfire to celebrate the … [Read more...] about Holi Festival 2019: What is the Indian Festival of Colours?
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Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil, takes place this month. Celebrated by thousands of people, it is best known around the world for the powder that revellers throw on each other, leaving festival-goers coated in colour by the end of the day. Although the festival originated in India and is still widely celebrated there as a religious festival, it has been adopted in many places around the world. Here is everything you need to know about it, from where it came from to why the powder, known as gulal, is thrown. When is the Holi Festival 2019? Every year the festival celebrations take place over two days, beginning around... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Holi Festival 2019: How the thwarting of a Hindu demon king led to the colourful celebration
Thousands of people at the Sundown Festival as the 2019 line-up is revealed. Picture Ryan Dinham. [email protected] www.ryandinham.co.uk Grab your FRIENDS and prepare to pass out as the line-up for Sundown Festival 2019 at the Norfolk Showground has been announced. Crowds at the Sundown Festival as the 2019 line-up is revealed. Picture Ryan Dinham.Sundown returns from August 30 to September 1 and this year will be throwing it back to 2002 with singer-songwriter Anne-Marie headlining Saturday night. The party will continue on Sunday night with BRIT award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah closing the main stage.Anne-Marie is one of the most exciting acts in the UK at the moment and on top of four nominations at the recent BRIT Awards, she has had four top ten singles with Ciao Adios, FRIENDS, 2002 and a Rewrite The Stars cover from The Greatest Showman with James Arthur. Her 2018 debut album Speak Your Mind also hit number three in the UK single charts and she has previously … [Read more...] about Sundown Festival 2019 line-up revealed
The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most prestigious folk festivals in the world, and we are lucky enough to call it our own right here in the city. The festival has been held each year since 1965 and is renowned for its unique atmosphere and eclectic mix of music. Running over the course of three days in August this year, the festival is suitable for all, and fingers crossed the sun will be shining too. It attracts legendary traditional folk artists along with cutting edge contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists and acclaimed singer songwriters, so there is something for everyone to come and enjoy! And if that isn't exciting enough, Cambridge Folk Festival has this week announced the final headliners and a whole host of new acts set to entertain the crowds at Cherry Hinton Hall. Here are all the details you need to know about Cambridge Folk Festival 2019: When and where is Cambridge Folk Festival 2019? Cambridge Folk Festival … [Read more...] about Cambridge Folk Festival 2019: Line up and ticket details announced
Leeds Festival has lifted the lid on another 50 acts who will play at this year’s event at Bramham Park. Chart heavyweights Charli XCX, Royal Blood (in a UK festival exclusive), Chvrches, Lil Uzi Vert, Enter Shikari, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (another UK festival exclusive), Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals and You Me At Six are among the new additions. The acts will play alongside headliners The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters over the summer bank holiday weekend (August 23 to 25). Brighton duo Royal Blood are lined up to bring their juggernaut rock sound back to the main stage for an electrifying appearance at Reading and Leeds. Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher’s meteoric rise is backed up by a trick bag of unabashed hits made to get the festival fields bouncing. Pop visionary and musical chameleon Charli XCX is set to hit the stage with an exuberant display of danceable future-pop. Chvrches are also announced to bring their forward … [Read more...] about Fifty more names added to Leeds Festival 2019 line-up