“Holi” the festival of colours and harmony

Holi ‘festival of colours’ is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is celebrated at the approach of the spring equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). It is also known as “festival of love” and people unite to forgive and forget all resentments and of bad feeling towards each other.

Holi also marks the start of spring in India and for many communities it’s the start of a new year, an occasion for people to enjoy the changing seasons and make new friends.

We believe that the combination of different colours at this festival takes all sorrow away and makes life more colourful. The festival is also celebrated to end and rid oneself of past errors, to end conflicts by meeting others, a day to forget and forgive. “many broken friendships and relations are mended on the day of Holi”.

HCA team is celebrating the month of March as Harmony month, we are taking time to reach out to our multiculture friends , our own community leadeers and like minded organisations for Harmony meeting to reiterate our friendship, joint values, synergies, cooperation with each other, collaborative efforts, cohesion and social harmony in multi culture Australia we live in.

We are meeting our community allies and multi-culture friends from this month one a one-on-one meeting would like to invite them all to to join us this year’s Holi celebration on 21st March 2021 at Civic Park, Targo Road, Pendle Hill. Between 11am to 4pm.

The play with colours gives every person the same external appearance and all the distinctions disappear. The fundamental basis for harmony is a realisation that from within we are one and external differences are merely the colours that we put ourselves.

On this note we at Hindu council of Australia wish the wider community a Happy Holi and wants to re-iterate one simple message: “Let the combination of different colours take all your sorrows away and bring peace and harmony into our lives!”

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