The Titanic Exhibition Centre was transformed into a multi-coloured wonderland this weekend as Arts Ekta celebrated their annual ‘Festival of Colours’ event with us, marking Holi and the arrival of Spring!
Welcoming the fun-filled festival to the city, deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Guy Spence, said: “The Indian festival of Holi is a brilliant reminder of the great big, wonderful – and colourful – world that we all share. It’s a celebration of vibrancy, energy and sheer fun and I am thrilled that it is now an annual highlight of Belfast’s cultural calendar. It’s great to see so many visitors here today ready to join in the fun and to welcome the arrival of spring in a fusion of colour, culture and creativity.”
Thousands of revellers attended the one-day festival – the highlight of which is the Indian custom of throwing multi-coloured dyes in the colour powder party, while Indian dancers, traditional Dhol Drummers and ‘Shamrock Bhangra’, the high octane Dublin-based Punjabi folk dancers, brought an eclectic mix of ethnic magic and mayhem to the occasion!
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