“Holi”, the popular Hindu spring festival, is one of India’s most important holidays. It is known as the festival of colours, (and sometimes festival of love) and is famous as a carnival of colours – where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for a water fight.
I have long been inspired by the amazing bright and vibrant photos that I have seen of this festival in India – so couldn’t resist the opportunity to attend a local (Sunnybank, Brisbane) festival. It was on a much smaller scale than the traditional Indian events – but had every bit as much enthusiasm from those attending.
Here are a selection of my favourite shots from today’s event :