Adelaide Gets First Holi Festival

Get ready to splash and smear your friends with colour in Adelaide’s first traditional Holi celebration!


Most of us know the Holi Festival by the plumes of coloured powder and hoards of rainbow people, but it began as an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

Traditionally, it’s seen as a day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. And, of course, people splash and smear each other with ‘gulal’ or ‘abeer’ — the name given to the coloured powders used for typical Hindu rituals.

As the first of its kind in Adelaide, this event will give you a taste of Indian Holi. From food stalls to performances by traditional Indian classical dancers, African drumming and a line up of DJs and musicians playing bollywood, bhangra, techno, trance, and house — get ready to experience a truly colourful, high energy festival.

Early bird tickets go for $10 until 14 January, after which tickets are $15 for the first round and $20 for the final round. Grab yours here. Oh, kids under five are free!

Every ticket also comes with one complementary colour pack, but you can buy more on the day. They’re fully certified organic colours — one pack goes for $3 and two for $5. Please note that you can’t bring your own colours due to safety reasons.

Head on over to the Facebook event for more info and click interested!

WHAT: Adelaide’s First Holi Festival
Sunday 24 Feburary 2019, 11am – 9pm
King’s Reserve, Torrensville
Tickets available here!


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