In India, Holi is a festival which announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter.  For the second year in a row, Surrey will be hosting its own celebration, the Holi Colour Festival, which fuses Indian tradition with a contemporary Canadian lifestyle.

The Holi Colour Festival celebrates love, signifies new life, new growth, and new beginnings. With an expected 2,000 people joining in the event, the festival is an all-afternoon event filled with live music performances, dancing, vendors, and food.  The highlight of the afternoon are the scheduled “colour throws”, where crowds toss coloured powder at each other, causing a fun and messy eruption of bright patterns.   Holi reminds its attendees to colour our life with love, faith, and a generous spirit, while partaking in an afternoon of unconventional, summer fun.

Festival attendees are encouraged to wear white clothing.  The white clothing offers an extreme contrast to the coloured powder thrown during the event.  With multiple colours of non-toxic powder being thrown in every direction, make sure wear clothing that you won’t mind getting damaged or stained, and don’t forget to protect your eyes, mouth and nose (ie. sunglasses, bandana, etc.).

holi colour festival surrey 2016

Event Details: 2nd Annual Holi Colour Festival 2016 in Surrey

  • When: Monday, August 01, 2016 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.
  • Where: Lakshmi Narayan Mandir (8321 140 St) in Surrey, BC
  • Admission: $5

For more information, visit: colourfestvancouver.com.

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