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Holi Festival

Welcome the spring season to Durham with Holi Festival. Holi is the Indian Spring Festival also known as the Festival of Colours, because the main way to celebrate is to throw brightly coloured powders over friends and family!

This year Holi Festival will be online. Join in the festivities from home with craft activities, story telling and the community voices sharing Holi memories and experiences.

Understanding Holi

In this video one of our community volunteers explores some of the meanings and significance of Holi, and the rich diversity of this spring celebration.

The Tale of Holika and Prahlad

There are many myths and legends on the origins of Holi. In this story we hear how young Prahlad triumphs over his wicked aunt Holika.

Paper Rangoli Craft

Rangoli is a traditional Indian artform. Watch the video and create your own rangoli art.

Holi Memories

In this video one family share their memories of Holi and some ideas on how to celebrate from home.

Student Volunteering at Holi

Leena talks about their Durham University student experiences of volunteering at the Oriental Museum Holi Festival and the importance of learning about other peoples and cultures.

Volunteering at Holi

In this video, community volunteer Surhbi shares her childhood memories of Holi and how celebrating in Durham made her feel at home.

Holi Inspired Recipes

Have a go at making some easy recipes to try and enjoy at home!

Holi Inspired Recipes