Holi: Festival of Colours

The Holi Festival of Colours was held yesterday at the Hare Krishna Temple in Kumeu.

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This year is the fourth year that ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Auckland has hosted the event.

The Holi Festival of Colours was held from 12 Noon till 5 pm at the Hare Krishna Temple, which is located at 1229 Coatsville-Riverhead Highway.

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Entry was free but 100 gram packets of colour were sold at $5 each unless guests pre brought a 5 pack for $20 or 10 pack for $40 online. The colour powder is made from corn starch, so it is non-toxic and washes out of clothing…eventually.

Of course you don’t need to buy colours as colour throwing was done on the hour. Fire trucks also sprayed water over the crowd.

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They also had entertainment with live DJs, bands and Bollywood dancers to keep the crowd moving. They also sold $5 meals with generous helpings.

They also provided a shuttle bus from Britomart Transport Centre for $12.50 return, but there is plenty of parking available.

The event was a lot of fun and was well organised so if you get an opportunity to go next year, don’t miss it!

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