Putting colour in their lives

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Many Cantabri­ans may still be wash­ing ink from their clothes and hair af­ter throw­ing colours – and their wor­ries – to the wind at the Christchurch Holi In­dian Fes­ti­val of Colours on Satur­day. The event, held at The Com­mons on Kil­more St, was an or­gan­ised op­por­tu­nity to get messy while danc­ing to mu­sic from DJs Tronic In­sur­gence and DJ AJ. Tra­di­tional In­dian games, cul­tural per­for­mances and fes­tive Holi del­i­ca­cies kept peo­ple en­ter­tained and fed. The tra­di­tional In­dian hol­i­day orig­i­nates from folk sto­ries, passed down through gen­er­a­tions. Each re­gion in In­dia cel­e­brates dif­fer­ently, but Holi is widely recog­nised as a day to for­give, look ahead and cel­e­brate with colours as a com­mu­nity.

Photo: IAIN McGRE­GOR/FAIR­FAX NZ

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