Despite the snowy start to the Holi celebrations this year, that doesn’t dampen the festive spirit with the victory of good over evil and the arrival of ‘spring’; albeit a white one! Still ready to add colour, some Holi enthusiasts are all set to paint the city red and we have put together a list of events that will keep your spirits high. However, a word of caution, do call them to check if they have been affected by the beast from the east or Storm Emma.
Celebrate the festival of colours this year and experience Holi in its true spirit with colour play, Indian street food market, photoshoots, dhol performances, Holi related activities for kids, games, competitions and prizes along with singing and dancing. All in a safe and controlled setting so it’s not overwhelming for the little ones!
Where: The Great Barn, Manor Farm Site, Bury St, Ruislip, HA4 7SU
When: Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 12:00 – 15:00
Celebration of Holi-Festival of colours
A very popular event organised by Indians within the Essex region. This will be an open-air colour play festival. There will be home cooked hot food, music, dance and unlimited fun to celebrate the spirit of the festival. Ethnic arts & crafts, clothes available to buy – along with mouth-watering street food. Attendance of the event is by pre-booking only.
Where: Bishop Hall Community Centre, Essex
When: Saturday 3rd March 2018
The Holi Festival of Colours London
The Holi Festival of Colours in London has been recognised as the largest Holi celebration in Europe for the past five years. Expect fantastic sights and great live music as over 100,000 Londoners come together for a day of spectacular celebration.
When: Saturday 28th July 2018 at 12:00-22:00
Check out Dishoom for a special Holi menu– (until Sunday 4th March 2018)
Dishoom has two Holi dishes: a cold dahi bhalla chaat (fried potato and chickpeas — a cult Bombay street food) and a hot, tangy, crunchy aloo tikki chaat, a potato patty with chickpea curry.
From £5.50, across London.