Bhavan Australia’s Holi Mahotsav at Darling Harbour is on this weekend: 22, 23 March. This is the 12th anniversary celebration of Holi Mahotsav by Bhavan Australia.
The festival of colours, friendship and harmony was introduced in Sydney by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia Bhavan Australia 11 years ago. Since the first year Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan have always held its Holi festivities at Darling Harbour. The event is open to the general public, is free and will be a mixture of culture, spirituality and entertainment. The music and dance performances will start on Saturday morning and will continue till Sunday evening.
Yoga, prayers, and meditation activities, and the Holi fire ceremony will start on Saturday.
A street procession from Hyde Park North will make its way through Sydney CBD streets and culminate at Tumbalong Park. The procession will include Rath Yatra. Assembly time for the procession will be 12:30pm and the procession will commence at 1:30pm.
On Sunday, colour throwing for adults will take place in a designated area.
The cultural performances include aboriginal performances together with many Indian and other international dance and music groups. Holi Mahotsav also presents several art exhibitions to support upcoming and visiting international artists.
The president of Bhavan Australia says: “It has always been a pleasure to see such a mix of cultures coming together under one banner to experience the ability of people to unite and transcend boundaries of race, caste, culture, age and gender and simply rejoice.
“We welcome you to join the festivities and celebrate Holi Mahotsav with us!”
Holi Mahotsav is supported by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, City of Sydney, Community Relations Commission and Incredible India (Government of India Tourist Office).
Published in The Indian Sun (Indian Newspaper in Sydney)