Holi is a spring festival now celebrated all over South Asia but especially by Hindus, for whom it has significance as marking the end of winter and the arrival of spring, which can be interpreted as the victory of good over evil. It is also a day for self-reflection, a day to forget and forgive.
But the celebrations are always lively and colourful and joyous–it is known as the festival of colours as one tradition has it that guests at Holi celebrations spray each other with powder paints or watercolours.
In Luxembourg, the Holi celebration this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. also marks the 23rd anniversary of Indian Association Luxembourg. The event, supported by the Indian Embassy in Brussels, features music, singing and dancing performances followed by open floor.
Lunch will be a pot luck–participants are asked to bring along their favourite dish in a microwave safe casserole and everyone will share the food that is available.
Entrance costs just €5 and is free for children under 10. To register, contact Kubra Sherwani on tel. 621 622 892 or Sujatha Selvaraj on tel. 691 144 236.
Centre Culturel Tramsschapp 49 rue Ermesinde, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.