The annual Festival of Colours was held last Friday afternoon, 24 March, giving those in attendance the chance to celebrate the arrival of spring. The SES community enjoyed their Holi celebration with clouds of colour, festive music and some delicious samosas kindly supplied by Mrs Reshma. The festival, also known as the ‘festival of love’ and the ‘festival of colour’, drew a good number of people to celebrate, dance, sing and of course to throw an array of colors into the air.
The Holi Festival of Colours originated in Nepal and India and is a celebration of sharing love. Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. As an inclusive community, we share our cultural diversity by celebrating a variety of events throughout the year which is part of globalisation.