|Country and Region||India — Maharashtra|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Darling Harbour, Maharashtra, India|
|Festival Contact Information|
Local artists ranging from the traditional Rajasthani, Bengali, Sindhi, Oddissi, Kannada take part in the festival of music and dance. Contemporary themes of Bollywood songs, Indian rap, belly dance and jazz fusion are performed. The festivities include the throwing of coloured powders on one another in a designated area. Around the park various stalls sell delicious cuisines from the various regions of India, spiritual foundations and yoga schools, cultural and Indian business organizations participate. Unlike many festivals in India, where the rich celebrate with greater pomp and show, resulting in a huge divide, Holi brings people together as equals. It does not require anything more than a few Indian rupees to spend on the colored powder, and nothing at all for the songs and the laughter. This festival of Holi—a festival of myriad colours, of gaity, of friendships and re-unions all over the country. Thus Holy is certainly a vital part of Indian life and culture in which festivals are still is a living force, uniting people towards love, harmony and friendship.
|Festival Dates||March 18 - 20, 2011|