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Holi Colourfest, is a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion, adapted to the contemporary Canadian/American scene. In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colourful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. 

Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of coloured powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.

The color, noise and entertainment that accompany the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!

Colours, Music, Vendors, Food, Stuff for the kids, Free Hugs, Tons of fun!

Bring your friends, bring your family.

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Photos by Carollyne Sinclair

 

NOTE: We buy our colours from Krishna Color Sales in Spanish Fork, Utah, where they’ve hosted Holi, the Festival of Colors, since 1989.  It's an environmentally friendly product, non toxic, biodegradable, skin safe. We promote pure colour events in their original spirit.

Safety Message: In its natural state (99 per cent corn starch) colour powder is safe from ignition. However, when particulated by being expelled and disbursed at high velocity and then intersecting unnaturally hot elements over 300 degrees, like camera lights, stage lights, cigarette, fireworks or open flame, a combustible situation can occur. The same as above can be said of many household staples, like milk powder, sugar,  flour, and dairy creamer. Use the product safely as intended, and has been used for thousands of years in India, as well as for thousands of colour runs and celebrations in the west. 1) open air 2) manually tossed for the most part 3) no particulates, pressurization or excessive velocity 4) separate from any unnatural heat not created by the climate. If anyone distributes this product to a third party, it will be their responsibility to pass this safety information on. Have fun, happy, and safe events!

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  • commented 2015-09-12 11:05:32 -0700
    Congrats ISKCON VANCOUVER for celebrating the first Color festival. …hope this will lead to a huge success just like the Rath Yatra….Hari Bol