The festival of colours is here! Holi holds a quintessential place in the Hindu calendar. The festival is not only one of the most endearing one in India – with its vibrant colours and playful spirit – it also marks the onset of summer across the various Indian states. Traditionally celebrated with colours and water, Holi is a popular festival not just within India but also within the global diaspora.
If you are in Manchester around Holi time, then be sure to check out the many celebrations coming up in this vibrant city.
Earlier, Gita Bhavan Hindu Mandir started off the week with a spiritual experience which included the recital of Shree Satyanarayan Katha as well as a special Phool (flower) Holi.
If you missed this event, however, don’t worry – there are plenty more. Here’s a list of a few coming up in the next few days!
Indian Association Manchester
Saturday, 11 March 2023 at 1:00 pm
Located at the Platt Fields park in central Manchester, this festival is one of the biggest annual attractions each year. drawing crowds from the Indian community as well out the non-Indian ones, this festival is filled with fun, live music and food for all. What’s more, the entry is completely free! Definitely a great way to spend your Saturday.
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Manchester Desi Group
Saturday, 11 March 2023 at 3:30 pm
If the above event leaves you wanting even more of the Holi fun, here is another event a little later on the same day in Sale. Make the most of the weekend with back-to-back Holi events and get the most of the colour-filled festival.
Shree Radha Krishna Mandir
Sunday, 12 March 2023 at 12:00 pm
Shree Radha Krishna Mandir offers a whole host of things to make your Sunday just that much better. Non-stop music by live DJs, colours, vibrant Indian clothing and jewellery stalls and, of course, food stalls serving a variety of street food and sweets, and hosted by the talented anchor Jay Acharya. This one is sure to light up your Sunday!
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Elements – Festival of Colours
Saturday, 18 March 2023 at 12:00 pm
Organised by Rain Dance Colour Festival, Elements is a global celebration of music, nature and wellbeing through Holi. The event raises funds and awareness for mental health and wellbeing and is partnered with charities like the British Asian Trust. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to give back to the community on the festival of Holi.