Holi Colour Festival
If there’s one thing that’s become clear over the years, it’s that Surrey loves to throw a party. Who can blame us? We’re a destination with a lot to celebrate, from our cultural diversity and heritage, to our breathtaking scenery and tantalising cuisine. Our festivals and events are a great way to bring the community together, as well as provide visitors with a taste of what Surrey has to offer.
But it could be argued that nothing unites the community more than the Holi Colour Festival.
Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival in India and Nepal that takes place in the spring. The festival represents the end of winter, the arrival of spring, the victory of good over evil, and new beginnings. It’s about mending relationships, forgiving and forgetting, and having FUN by laughing, playing and coming together.
It’s no surprise that such a positive celebration of unity has spread to other parts of the globe and inspired a number of similar events. Surrey’s own Holi Colour Festival takes place in the summer and promises, quite literally, to be the most colourful event of the year!
Get ready for the explosions of coloured powder that attendees are encouraged to throw, run through and frolic in. The powder is made from earth-friendly, non-toxic cornstarch that can be purchased on site. All you’ve got to do is show up, get messy, have fun and if you choose, take advantage of all the free hugs!
It’s an alcohol free, vegetarian celebration for all ages and people from every kind of background. Festival-goers can also expect music, vendors, food and kid-friendly activities.
Did we mention the free hugs?