SPRING FESTIVAL OF COLOURS 2019
Added: (Thu Mar 21 2019)
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The Aylesbury Hindu Temple Trust is a registered Charitable Trust. We are organising a community event 'Spring Festival of Colours' to commemorate the beginning of spring. We will be celebrating Spring Festival of Colours at the Buckinghamshire County Museum from 11am to 4pm on 27th April 2019, in the presence of many local dignitaries including Member of Parliament for Aylesbury, Mayor of Aylesbury and others.
In addition to marking the arrival of spring, the Spring Festival of Colours celebration meant for fertility, colour, love, and the triumph of good over evil. Aylesbury becoming a fast growing multicultural town so it will be best time that we endeavour to celebrate such events which brings togetherness within the community. It is also called as the “festival of love” as on this day people, regardless of age, religion, race or social status, join in the celebrations and unite together forgetting all resentments and any ill feeling towards each other. It's said that lovers having this tradition, painting their faces the same colour in celebration of festival of love.
On this day who are taking part in the festivities cover each other in gulal, a fine powder that comes in many different colours. The colours of the rainbow are all symbolic. For instance, red represents sensuality, while green symbolises life and happiness, Yellow is believed to represent knowledge, white signifies purity, and blue symbolises determination.
The event day has been planned to include – playing with dry powdered colours (also known as “Gulal”), cultural dance and music performance, craft and storytelling activities for the children, Indian street foods, Raffle draws, etc. This will be a first-hand chance for both children and adults alike to be able to experience this festival in their own town and celebrate the diverse community of Aylesbury.
Aylesbury Hindu Temple Trust is keen to make this day a memorable one for the residents of Aylesbury and surrounding areas. We believe this will promote diversity and cohesion. Why not bring the family and join us on the day for a very colourful and fun filled day.