The 2017 Holi in Taipei festival will be held at the Luguanghe’an riverside park in Taipei on March 12
Date: 2017/03/07 18:32
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bringing a splash of color to mark the beginning of spring in the
Hindu calendar, the 2017 Holi in Taipei festival will be hosted by the Indian festival Committee at the Luguanghe’an riverside park (綠光河岸公園) on March 12.
Holi, also referred to as the “festival of colors,” is a celebration of the arrival of spring, the victory of good over evil, and an opportunity to rekindle relationships. One of the largest festivals during the year in India, Holi is celebrated on the first full moon of the 12th month in Hindu calendar, which usually falls at the end of February or early March on the Gregorian calendar.
Currently in it’s fifth year, the annual festival festival saw over 800 participants last year. Traditionally, a highlight of the festival is the tossing of a rainbow of brightly colored powders in all directions, resulting in all participants covered in a splash of colors.