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Gallery: Hundreds of people descend on Holywells Park in Ipswich as the festival of Holi adds a splash of colour to the town

18:48 06 April 2014

Holi Hindu Festival of Colour in Holywells Park Ipswich celebrating the start of Spring

Holi Hindu Festival of Colour in Holywells Park Ipswich celebrating the start of Spring

Hundreds of people added a splash of colour to Ipswich’s Holywells Park on Sunday as the Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated.

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Holi Hindu Festival of Colour in Holywells Park Ipswich celebrating the start of Spring Holi Hindu Festival of Colour in Holywells Park Ipswich celebrating the start of Spring

It was the second large-scale celebration of the festival to be held in the town and as well as the customary throwing of coloured powder, there was music, food and dancing for people to enjoy.

Holi, which is celebrated across the world, is about saying goodbye to winter and welcoming the spring and celebrating the new life and energy of the season.

The event at Holywells Park was organised by the Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association, in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council.

Poli Mohan, chairman of the association, said: “It has really gone really well. Everyone is covered in colour and it looks like one big free carnival for all.

Holi Hindu Festival of Colour in Holywells Park Ipswich celebrating the start of Spring Holi Hindu Festival of Colour in Holywells Park Ipswich celebrating the start of Spring

“All communities have joined in and everybody’s having a great time – it’s a great success.”

After just two major events, the festival has already become a firm fixture on Ipswich’s calendar and plans are already being made for next year.

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