Festival of Colours
Celebrating Culture, Colour & Creativity
ArtsEkta's Festival of Colours promises the biggest colour frenzy to ever hit Belfast. Known across the globe as India's most energetic and vibrant holiday, the 'Festival of Colours' or 'Holi' (which translates to 'Colour' in Hindi) celebrates the arrival of Spring in a truly spectacular fusion of colour, culture and creativity.
The Festival of Colours was delivered annually, from 2009-2013. Further delivery of the event in it's current format is currently under review.
A vibrant splash of colour to brighten up Belfast
Organised by the producers of the Belfast Mela, visitors to the festival participate, learn and experience the vibrancy of South Asian culture and traditions through a fantastic programme of music, dance, visual arts and food.The line up is set to include traditional Punjabi folk dancing with live Dhol drumming as you have never seen it before, alongside a spectacular myriad of fresh local ethnic talent set to a backdrop of vibrant Bollywood dance beats.
The main highlight of the festival is the colour powder party where visitors will get the opportunity to throw brightly powdered colour among friends grooving to contemporary and classic Bollywood beats.
ArtsEkta's Festival of Colours is the largest contemporary cultural celebration of the Indian Holi festival in the whole of Ireland, and with thousands expected to participate this is one cultural experience you will not want to miss!
Check out photos from 2013 here.