Festival of Colour 2013: Add a splash of colour to the people you love
COLOUR your life with the chaos of Holi! Hieu Chau has a look at this year’s Festival of Colour.
Nothing quite promotes harmony, peace and the renewal of relationships like becoming a human rainbow. At least that’s what the organisers behind this year’s Festival of Colour like to think.
The Festival of Colour returns to Bundoora Park on Sunday March 24 and organisers are hoping the festival will be another huge success. Last year’s festival drew more than 1000 attendants to the park, all of whom were eager to spray coloured water at their friends and family. This year will be no different as organisers are hoping that more than 2,000 people will attend this year’s festival.
Deeply rooted in Indian tradition, the Festival of Colour – or Holi as it’s known in India – is a ceremonious occasion that celebrates the relationships that we have in our everyday lives.
As part of Victoria’s Cultural Diversity week, the festival has been organised as a way to promote Australia’s multiculturalism – uniting people from all walks of life. And although the festival’s traditions are largely Indian, last year’s event attracted more people from other backgrounds to the festival.
Apart from the chaos of colour, attendees can also expect to be entertained by a live DJ, browse through market stalls and find plenty of food stalls to nourish those appetites.
Also, the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is organising a group trip to the event. The first 40 people to register with them will receive free entry, complements of CISA. They will even provide you with a team t-shirt! Interested, here’s how you can register.
The Festival of Colour takes place on Sunday March 24 from 11am to 5pm at 1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora. Entry into the festival is $5 with free entry granted to those who arrive before noon. Free parking will be made available.