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Ancient Hindu festival of colour comes to Olympic Park this weekend

17:01 25 June 2014

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Last year's Holi Festival in Battersea, London

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Plumes of colour will fill the sky this weekend as the festival of colour comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The ancient Hindu festival, known as Holi, has rocketed in popularity and is now a major event on the summer calender for many young Londoners.

The organisers of this year’s London Holi festival began their event in Berlin, Germany, in 2012, the first of its kind in Europe. They have returned this year to the newly opened Olympic Park on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29.

Last year they brought their colourful party to Battersea, south London, and saw more than 30,000 “colourful and happy guests” take part over two days, said a spokesman.

He added: “After the great success in the last year we are looking forward to come back to London this year and colour even more people.

“The fans can look forward to a colourful day in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with great sounds and a jolly atmosphere – and of course enjoy the Indian flair”.

The Holi Festival traditionally takes place on the day of the fullmoon of the Phaluga month and is one of the most famous celebrations in the northern parts of India where people celebrate the victory of good over bad and the beginning of the spring.

Tickets have sold out for the Saturday event but remain on sale for Sunday starting from £29.99.

Visit holifestival.com/uk for more information and to buy tickets.

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