Festival of Colours
COLOUR will shower over revellers of all ages at the fifth Holi Colour Festival in Gazimağusa this summer.
Also known as the “festival of colours”, Holi is an Indian and Nepalese spring festival celebrated across the subcontinent that has become popular around the world.
Tinted powder, made from corn starch and food colouring, and colourful water balloons will be thrown around in “fights”, while entertainment will include a Hindu dance show, live music and DJs.
“The festival will be child-friendly,” said organiser Ibo Guda.
“We will set up an area for children in the day with activities. We want it to be a family-friendly event, and children under the age of 12 can enter free accompanied by an adult,” he added.
Civil society groups will be represented on stands set up around the festival grounds, and Mr Guda added: “We will soon announce the full line up of musicians and DJs.”
Shuttle buses to the event will be available in Lefkoşa from Near East University and Cyprus International University for 10TL return, in Girne from Girne American University for 20TL return, and serving Middle East Technical University, Lefke European University and Cyprus Health University for 30TL return. Places need to be reserved in advance.
The Holi Colour Festival is planned to take place at Glapsides beach on Sunday, June 3, from noon until midnight.
Tickets will be on sale from noon at the two main entrances to the festival area, and various packages may include coloured powder, a T-shirt and a bracelet, with prices ranging from 40TL to 100TL.
Last year’s Holi Colour Festival