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Chelmsford Hindu Society - Holi Festival

March 16, 2017

A few photos i took on the day.

 

 

Last Saturday (11th March) My wife Sue and I attended the Hindu Festival of Colours which celebrates Holi. Chelmsford Hindu Society celebrated Holi in Admirals Park last Saturday. This event is an example of the kind of things Chelmsford Hindu Society (CHS) would like to do by bringing the community together along with having a Hindu temple in Chelmsford. 

 

Sue and I loved the enthusiastic and festive spirit and soon after arriving we were covered with bright colours, now, going around throwing paint over people is not your usual Saturday afternoon entertainment but I'm always keen to try something new. We were quite literally welcomed with open arms receiving lots of hugs, especially after being splashed with a bit of colour. 

 

Dancing ensued and we were both caught up in the sheer enjoyment of our guests and the celebration of Holi. I'm not sure my dancing was up to scratch but we enjoyed it never the less. We also tried some traditional drinks one of which was a bit like strawberry milkshake but was flavoured with Rosewater I think, the other was a spiced drink which was very warming, ok for me who likes spicy food bu Sue was not so keen.

 

We would love to come again next year and bring the rest of the family, i sure my 4 year old Grandson would love to chuck paint over everyone!

 

Hindus of Chelmsford and surrounding areas in Essex have gotten together to establish a Hindu Temple in Chelmsford. Hence the formation of Chelmsford Hindu Society. There are no Temples in the area and Hindus residing in the area are finding it increasingly hard to travel up to 22 miles to visit one.


This event was to raise awareness and hopefully encourage others to get involved in their dream of opening a temple in Chelmsford.

 

Cllr Mark Springett

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