Sumary of Holi Festival of Colours:
- Following the introduction of the first Holi Festival of Colours in Berlin back in 2012, the event has spread to over 20 countries and is set to return to Berlin and other German cities this season once more.
- Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent.
- Celebrated throughout India and Nepal, the festival is known throughout the globe for the bright, colourful powders that festival-goers throw at each other.
- This festival usually signifies the arrival of spring, as well as the symbolic triumph of good over evil.
- The coloured powder, known as gulal, which is traditionally thrown on the second day of the festival, stems from the legend of Krishna.
- Celebrate Holi in Berlin, Essen and HamburgWhile the Holi of Festival of Colours in Berlin may not carry the same religious significance, it does feature the same playfulness and openness as the original Holi.