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.
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.
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.
Rangoli is a traditional Indian artform. Watch the video and create your own rangoli art.
In this video one family share their memories of Holi and some ideas on how to celebrate from home.
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.