Gallery PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 March 2019 Mia Jankowicz Hundreds of people celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi in Welwyn Garden City, with masses of bright coloured powders. Picture: Jigar Bhatt Jigar Bhatt Welwyn Hatfield’s Indian community have had one of their most vibrant celebrations, with old and young alike joining in Holi, the Festival of Colours. Hundreds of people celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi in Welwyn Garden City, with masses of bright coloured powders. Picture: Jigar BhattLast Sunday (March 24), the air was filled with bright colour in the gardens of the Ludwick Family Club in Welwyn Garden City. The festival of Holi is celebrated during a full moon in the Hindu month of ‘Phalgun’, or February to March.It begins with a bonfire on Holi evening, and next day children and adults cover themselves in brightly coloured powders.There is also dancing to Holi songs. Hundreds of people celebrated the Hindu festival of … [Read more...] about Welwyn Hatfield Hindu Festival brings a splash of colour to spring
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Holi is one of the biggest festivals in India and is celebrated around the world on a different date each year. The festival takes place at the end of winter and falls in March after the full moon. The day before Holi, a large bonfire is often lit in order to drive away evil spirits before celebrations. When is Holi 2019? Read More: Holi 2018: Incredible images of the festival of colours The day before Holi begins, the Holika pyre is lit - using wood and other combustible materials. The bonfires are held at community centres, parks or other open spaces and on top of the fire, an effigy of Holika is placed. Holika has origins associated with a powerful king, named Hiranyakashipu, who was hated for his cruelty. Considering himself to be a god, Hiranyakashipu wanted to be worshipped, however, his son Prahlada refused. Hiranyakashipu tried to murder his son for his disobedience but failed, and asked his evil sister Holika for her help. Holika possessed the power of … [Read more...] about Holi 2019: When is Hindu festival of colour and love? What is Holi 2019?
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?
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
Dundee People by Reporter March 12, 2019, 6:00 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Students at Dundee University added a splash of colour to their campus while celebrating the Hindu festival Holi. The celebration, which took place on Saturday, was organised by the University of Dundee Indian Society (UDIS) in collaboration with Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). Holi, which signifies the triumph of good over evil, correlating with the passing of winter, usually takes place later in March in India. However, students in Dundee hosted the event early in order to fully celebrate the festival ahead of exams. More than 400 participants – including staff and members of the public – were expected to attend the festivity on Saturday. Nitya, a second-year medicine student originally from Kerala in the south of India, said the festival made her feel “way more at home”. Ahead of the event on Friday, Claire Hartley, … [Read more...] about Dundee students make splash for Hindu festival Holi