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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 ??
Photo: IAIN McGREGOR/FAIRFAX NZ

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