Holi festival draws crowds into Holywells Park for festival of colours and culture

Holi festival in Holywells Park, Ipswich

Holi festival in Holywells Park, Ipswich

Hundreds of people took advantage of the sunny weather in Ipswich today to take part in the annual Holi festival.

The celebration is well know as the festival of colours where bright powder is thrown by the participants to create a vibrant display.

It took part in Holywells Park this afternoon with people of all ages gathering to take part.

As well as the powder throwing visitors were also able to enjoy a bonfire and take part in singing, music and dancing, sample freshly cooked Indian food and experience Henna hand painting.

Holi is a two-day event celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, an ancient Hindu religious spring festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia and across the world.

The event in Holywells Park was organised by the Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association.