Hindu Council celebrates Holi on 24th March with Cumberland

Hindu Council of Australia with Cumberland Council invites you to celebrate Holi, festival of colours on 24th March 2019.

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Cumberland Holi Festival on 24th March 2019

Holi will be celebrated at Civic Park on 24th March 2019.

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Pharrell Williams accused of cultural appropriation of Holi

People are accusing Pharrell Williams of cultural appropriation over his new Adidas line inspired by a Hindu festival

Pharrell Williams and Adidas are being accused of cultural appropriation over a new line of sneakers and apparel that were apparently inspired by Holi, a Hindu spring festival that celebrates love, colors, fertility, and the victory of good over evil. The items in the collection, which is named Hu Holi, are meant to mimic the way white clothing gets doused with colored powder during the Hindu festival. […..Read More…..]

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Holi celebration with Cumberland Council

Hindu Council of Australia and Cumberland council jointly organized the Cumberland Festival of Colours Holi at Civic Park Pendle Hill on Saturday3rd March with great zeal and fanfare. The event was formally opened by the Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings & by Mr Prakash Mehta, President Hindu Council of Australia. They smeared each other with Holi colours signifying the start of the festival. Punjabi dhol, music, colours and fun loving children and youth eagerly joined with colours in their palms.

Soon every other VIP joined the holi fun and the sprinkling of colours immersed everyone.  Julie Owens MP Member for Parramatta, Hon Minister Ray Williams MP Member for Castle Hill – NSW Minister for Multiculturalism & Minister of Disability Services, Dr Hugh McDermott MP Member for Prospect, Julia Finn MP Member for Granville, Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings, Clr Suman Saha, Clr Lisa Lakes & Clr Sameer Pandey Parramatta Council, were all smeared in colours and had a good time.

The event was organized by the Hindu Council of Australia on a very short notice with a meeting with Mayor Greg Cummings, Clr SumanS aha, Group Mgr Brooke Endicott from the Cumberland Council and , Mr Jay Raman (President NSW), Mr Surinder Jain (National Vice President), Ashwani Jain (Secretary NSW) from Hindu Council of Australia.

While some young children enjoyed rides, others had a joyous time practicing their game skills with the Cricket NSW Sydney Thunder Bus. The bus was a major attraction for all cricket lovers. The onsite Police vehicles were a big attraction for kids who were eager to see the interiors of police cars. Many children tool selfies with police officers and with the State Emergency Services volunteers there.

A separate area had been set aside for playing colours and the atmosphere was filled with colours and  DJ music and many cultural performances on the stage. For grown ups, it was a recreation of their Holi back home while for younger children, it was the first time to come face to face with Holi colours.

The event was a big success and set a new benchmark. The ease with which many elected representatives joined the fun made Hindus feel very welcome and at home in their new homeland Australia.

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Cumberland Festival of Colours Holi Milan Pendle Hill 2018

Come and join the fun
Let’s paint the town Red – Literally …

Hindu Council of Australia brings to you, Holi – The Cumberland
festival of colours, celebrated at Civic Park, Targo Rd, Pendle Hill with
support from the Cumberland council on Saturday 3rd March 2018. We
expect approximately 2000 people to join us for the Holi celebration.

THIS IS A TOTALLY FREE EVENT

You dont have to register for this event. But we welcome if you do want to register for the event and want to get free tickets (this is purely optional, you are welcome to walk in as tickets are totally FREE) Click here (Go to the month of March 2018 and click on Cumberland festival of Colours Holi to get your free tickets.)

THIS IS A TOTALLY FREE EVENT

To promote your business or to book a stall ONLINE Click here

To download Food_Stall_Application, Click Here.

To download Non-Food Stall & Sponsorship Form, Click Here

To download Holi_Sponsorship pack, Click Here

To download Holi_2018_Sponsorship_Agreement, Click Here

Or for other business inquiries contact :

Sanjeev Goyal 0408 625 176
Manishi Dave 0419 573 328
Vikrant Pahuja 0402 676 548
Bimal Joshi 0430 157 679

More About the event

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