Let’s get colourful!
Pioneered by the SDS Youth Group of the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the SDS Holi Festival Malaysia in an annual event that commemorates the illustrious and colourful festival of Holi in Malaysia. The festival which is open to public, draws a larger crowds every year as more and more people from all walk of life, religion and race join in to celebrate the festivities.
For those who are wondering, Holi – a spring festival also known as the festival of colours, is an ancient religious Hindu festival which has grown to be quite popular with Hindus as well as non-Hindus across South Asia. The celebration brings a feeling togetherness and a sense of community among people of different backgrounds, who join together in enjoyment and positivity.
At the Shree Lakshimi Narayan Temple, Holi has been celebrated with great enthusiasm over the past ten years. It is one of much fun, and is celebrated on a grand scale as everyone in sight is set in motion with coloured powder and colour-infused water in hand, only to be watered down by playful water guns or pails of water.
In 2014, the event attracted a crowd of 2,500 people from 45 different countries. This year, the organising committee targets an audience of 3,000 people. The 2015 Holi Event will be officiated by the Deputy Minister of Education, YB P. Kamalanathan, and is to be hosted by the whacky emcee Bhally Dhillon.
Apart from on going live music, those in attendance will also be treated to endless choices of North Indian food to feast, making it a momentous occasion where all can join in the celebration, with good music, food, drinks and an array of colours.
Event details to Holi Festival 2015 are as follows:
Date: March 21st (Satuday)
Time: 11am – 3pm
Venue: Car Park, Shree Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Jalan Kasipillay, off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
Colour Packets: RM10 for 3 packets
More information here.