This past weekend the HOLI Festival of Colours hit London and SilkFred didn’t miss a beat. Located in Wembley Park, a few of us headed over to see what it was all about and join in on the fun.
The concept behind the festival is one of beauty and happiness. It’s a Hindu festival that takes place on the day of the full moon of the Phalguna month (last month of winter). One of the most famous celebrations in the northern parts of India, it’s the day people celebrate the victory of good over bad and the beginning of Spring.
People paint themselves with various colours and throw bright powder in the air to express freedom. Most importantly, on this day the Indian caste-system is nullified and all people are equal. Another reason this festival has been shared with the rest of the world is so everyone can take part in the journey towards true equality and freedom.
Arriving just before the first round of colour throwing, the white wearing queue was quick and full of friendly folk ready to celebrate. Izzy Trixx started the crowd off in style, playing a variety of tunes to get the public pumped up. She was followed by well-known artists like Benga, Dubvision and 99 Souls, among many more talented musicians.
The acts were brilliant, the sun was shining, and it only got better as the day went on.
With food stalls in abundance, there were plenty of different dishes to go around. The drinks kept flowing as the day slowly crept into the night, and just before the stars came out we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset to match the colourful crowd.
What a brilliant day to celebrate and we highly recommend going if you haven’t already! In a world that seems to be going mad, spreading a little love goes a long way.
Hopefully we’ll see you there next time!
SF Team x