Colours, flowers, dance mark Holi celebrations

DUBAI — Colours, flowers, music and sweets — Indian expatriates in Dubai had an exceptional day yesterday celebrating Holi, the harvest festival of India.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 8:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:47 PM

Holi is associated with harvest, fertility and lores of Lord Krishna.

Hundreds of people, including children, thronged the Dubai Creek Park from morning yesterday to take part in the Holi celebrations organised by Indian Association Dubai.

Even though Holi is being celebrated in India today, the Indian Association celebrated the festival a day earlier as yesterday was a public holiday in Dubai.

The revellers were smeared each other with colours and danced to the music of DJ Sash.

Many family gatherings were also conducted in various parts of the city in connection with the festival.

"It was an exceptional day for everybody with colours and music. About 4,000 people participated in the event in Creek Park. It was great to see people playing with colours and dancing around," said C.S. Raghavan, Vice-President of Indian Association Dubai.

"Indian Association organises Holi celebrations every year but this year was great as more people came to participate," he added.

Sushama Roy, a housewife who participated in the event, said, "It was also a nostalgic day for me as I miss India, especially on occasions like this. It reminds me of all those good times we spent in India."

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