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Holi Festival of Colours & Spring Equinox Celebration @ The Salisbury Centre


Event Description 

Also known as the Festival of Spring, the Festival of Colours and the Festival of Love, Holi is a celebration originating as a Hindu tradition to welcome the arrival of spring and the blossoming of love. It is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.

On the day, there will be plenty of creative and communal activites to take part in, and the event will close with a closing ritual around the garden fire. We recommend that visitors wear white/light coloured comfortable clothing to take part in the event activities. Please wear clothing that you are comfortable with getting coloured powder on!

This event is free and first come first served. If there are remaining spaces on the day of the event, we will allow walk-ins.

This event is open for everyone, including families and practicing Hindus. Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holi-festival-of-colours-and-spring-equinox-celebration-tickets-558149810107 to reserve a spot for this event. 

We will be sourcing our coloured powder from the Ministry of Colours, a UK based company. As well as being non-flammable our colour powder is non-toxic, their powder is made using natural ingredients. It also doesn’t stain if used correctly. Please visit https://www.ministryofcolours.co.uk/pages/about-us to view their detailed information sheet on their coloured powder.

 

SCHEDULE

  • 13:00 – 13:15 – Welcome (Including refreshments and nibbles avaialble in the garden)
  • 13:15 – 15:45  Activities induding:
    • Circle dancing
    • walking a labyrinth with someone
    • colouring/painting each other
    • relaxing by the garden and the fire
  • 15:45 – 16:30 -Fire Rituals Intention setting by the fire, communal ceremony
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Close and Clean Up

 

Reserve a spot for this event  on EVENTBRITE : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holi-festival-of-colours-and-spring-equinox-celebration-tickets-558149810107

About the Facilitator

Mitra is an avid volunteer and visitor of the Salisbury Centre since Autumn 2021. As an international resident in Edinburgh, she is passionate about sharing her culture through communal spaces and joyful celebrations

For any question or further info contact:

Art Room

Garden