For Hindu people in Melbourne, a vibrant festival of colours is about more than ancient mythology. It’s a celebration of diverse friendships.
Indian ex-pats in Melbourne’s north have hosted an inaugural Holi festival, an event celebrated across the world at the beginning of spring.
Splashing colours is joy, it’s having a feeling of togetherness. Skin colour, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s the same with the colours, the base of the powder is the same. We are all equal. Blood is red in everyone.Guri Singh, Australian Multicultural Organisation Hume president
Holi is the start of all good things. We throw bright colours at each other so that we all have some colour and happiness in our life.Meera
I feel amazing, the multiculturalism, it’s nice. I miss my India.Nimisha
There was an immigration of evil and good people, they came. That is the festival of colours. This is the festival where girls and the boys they play, they put the colours and there is always good intention.Chopra
We are both from different cultures. The colours, the food – it’s a bonding thing for us.Priyanka