Indian culture takes centre stage in the city with “Holi Barcelona”, the Festival of Colours

The Hindu festival, complete with Bollywood dances and the corresponding carnival of colours, will take place on the 12th of April on the Avinguda Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, beside the “Els Mistos” sculpture

On Sunday the 12th of April, for the fifth year running, the Indian festival Holi Barcelona, also known as the Festival of Colours, will take place on the Avinguda Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer de la Vall d’Hebron, beside the sculpture Els Mistos, between 11 am and 5.30 pm. Holi is one of the most important and liveliest festivals in the Hindu calendar, and serves to commemorate the arrival of spring.

The event takes place entirely outdoors and entry is free. The fun begins with a series of Hindu and Bollywood dance performances, which will be followed by the characteristic passing out of coloured powders among those present. Everyone then simultaneously throws all the powder in the air, creating a semblance of chromatic rain. This year’s three ‘throwings’ are scheduled for 12.30 midday, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Attendees are recommended to wear old clothing, preferably white, in an effort to both follow Hindu tradition and to make the colours stand out more.

Holi Barcelona

When: the 12th of April

Price: Free entrance

Where: Avinguda Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, beside the sculpture Els Mistos

More information here

Publication date: Tuesday, 07 April 2015
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