Oriental Museum celebrates Hindu festival of Holi

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Durham University’s Oriental Museum is set to host its annual Holi Festival celebration next week with an event on Wednesday 14th March.

Holi, also known as the Hindu festival of Spring and colours, is a two-day festival that celebrates the love and playful nature of the Hindu god, Krishna and his Consort, Radha.

Officially celebrated this year on Wednesday 8th March, Hindus around the globe have marked the event by participating in traditional powder throwing and rangoli drawings.

The Oriental Museum’s event taking place next Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm, has been described as a “special day to enjoy powder throwing sessions, craft activities, storytelling, music, rangoli drawing and more”.

The website also mentions that each participant will be provided with a “free environmentally and skin-kind powder sachet of brightly coloured Holi powder” to participate in the timed powder throws.

For more information about the event, visit Oriental Museum’s website. 

Image: Steven Gerner via Wikimedia Commons

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