Event Reminder: Holi

A date for your diary that you might be interested in. And who knows we might even add some more interesting dates over the next week or two to create one of our great twickerati What’s On non-spectaculars. And, FYI, that was a ‘might’ not a ‘will’. But whaveski, we just wanted to mention Holi. It’s the Hindu Festival of Colour, a lively, vibrant and 100% colourful spring festival. To welcome the arrival of spring (and to be honest it feels as if we’re still waiting) on Saturday 23rd March there will be entertainment starting off in Church Street at midday and running throughout the afternoon and also a whole bunch of stuff happening at Orleans House Gallery. Like what? Well, like music, dancing, excellent south Asian food, a little bit of craziness and a whole lot of powdered paint being thrown around from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. It looked a bit like this last year. It’s well worth a visit, just make sure you don’t wear your brand new white suit.

Holi celebrations, Twickenham

Holi celebrations, Twickenham

* More LBRuT Holi info
* Photos and a video of Holi in Twickenham in 2012

And here are some photos of a cold, sleety and very muddy Holi 2013. The weather didn’t stop these people enjoying themselves. Spring? Who needs spring?









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9 responses to “Event Reminder: Holi

  1. Something to do after Holi perhaps? Twickenham Choral Society will be performing in St Mary’s Church.
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  2. jimbo

    Perhaps you could remind people the Christian festival of Easter?

  3. Thanks for the reminder. Order of the day: Greatcoats will be worn + mufflers + gloves + woolly hats. Forecast: 2deg feels like -1; wind 11 mph from the NE. This has been a great party in past years but not this year, I fear.

  4. Anonymous

    We went last year and it was absolutely brilliant. Just don’t attempt to take your car – in the unlikely event of you finding a parking space, you’ll run the risk of flooding if you park too near the river at this time of year.