Putting colour in their lives
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.