Celebrating the Festival of Colours
The Festival of Colours has grown in popularity not only amongst the Indians in the UK, but everyone around. Becoming one of the truly inclusive events revellers from all walks of life indulge in the spirit of Holi and celebrate the festival throughout the country.
In case you missed celebrating the festival here are the top 5 Holi celebrations you can still be a part of.
The restaurant is offering a special Holi menu until the end of March, which includes spiced sea bream with green mango and coconut chutney, Chettinad spiced lamb kofta with coconut and coriander sauce, and white pumpkin halwa. The set menu costs £30 per person. Its sister bar, Anise, will also be serving colourful Holi cocktails including the Holika Fire (applejack, fresh lime, homemade grenadine) and the Neela Heera (Broker’s gin, Maraschino liquer, Crème Yvette and fresh lemon).
Date: Menu available until March 31
Location: 9 Devonshire Square. London EC2M 4YL
Price: £30 per person
Details: 020 7626 5000; cinnamon-kitchen.com
The trendy chain is holding both family-friendly daytime and evening Holi events on Sunday April 10. It promises “music, entertainment, street food, Dishoom tipples” and a “ton” of gulal – the coloured powder that participants will delight in throwing over one and other.
Date and time: Sunday April 10 – daytime event 12-3pm; evening 6-10pm
Location: York Hall, Bethnall Green
Price: daytime adults £25 children £15; evening £28 (adults only)
Aberdeen Holi Mela
One of the biggest colour and music festivals in Scotland will take place in Aberdeen on April 3. The Aberdeen Holi Mela will involve colour throwing, hot food stalls, three DJs, a bouncy castle and games for children and adults. Organised by the Indian Association of North East Scotland.
Date and time: Saturday April 3
Location: Ashdale Hall, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Aberdeen, AB32 6FY
Price: Online tickets are sold out but £5 on the door
A Colour Festival involving the same powder-throwing tradition as Holi will take place in Cardiff this summer, and promises to be a bigger, more colourful and more explosive party than before and the ultimate start to summer. Party-goers – who must be over 18 – are requested to wear white to make the most of the colour-throwing.
Date and time: Saturday June 4, 2pm-midnight
Price: from £35.11
Location: Titan Road #Splott Market, Cardiff CF24 5JB
The Colour Run
Although not specifically tied to Holi, and not taking place until June and beyond, Colour Runs organised for London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Brighton takes the throw-colour-and-celebrate concept to raise money for the NSPCC. Those on the 5km route are doused with coloured powder at each kilometre marker.
Date and time: London June 12; Manchester July 2; Glasgow July 17; Birmingham August 20; Brighton September 17
Price: varies according to city but in London: entry £25 for groups of four or more; £27 for solo runners.
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