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Holi Festival of Colours

What it´s all about...

The HOLI Festival takes place at the full-moon day of the Phaluga month and belongs to the most famous celebrations in the northern parts of India. At this Hindu-Festival people celebrate the victory of the good over the bad and the beginning of the spring.

The special feature is that the people paint themselves with various colours and are throwing the colourful powder in the air to express the freedom and to colour their everyday life. The most important thing is, that at this day all castes of the Indian caste-system are banned and put out of force. That means that at these celebration days all people are equal!

Pure Emotions:

At this point the idea of bringing that special festival to the whole world arises. As unfortunately there is a huge level of inequality in the world, people deserve a celebration where the everyday life steps back for a peaceful and harmonic being together. A pleasant and cheerful festival, which creates a sustainable feeling in the minds of the visitors and those who will read and hear about it. This Event has the power to directly promote and foster the precious goods of equality and tolerance and bring people together.

More info here - http://www.holifestival.com/uk/

I'll post here once tickets become available and the exact location is announced...

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  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    FYI:


    Holi Festival Of Colours London


    ++Important Info for Saturday and Sunday++Please Share++

    Dear Holi Fans, here are are some important infos regarding the procedure on Saturday and Sunday.

    Admission starts at 12 noon, the first collective countdown will take place at 3pm and from then on there will be one every hour, the last one being at 9:50 pm. Similar to other festivals, the effective currency will be the Holi-Token (Value 1,50 GBP / 3 GBP) So, first exchange your cash for Holi-Tokens at our Token stalls. Of course you can do this at any time. Leftover Tokens can be traded back to cash on the day of the event. Attention: There is only a single entry, you will not be allowed to re-enter the festival grounds once you leave. The Holi Festival bracelet is just a souvenir you get at the entrance. There will be food and drinks available at the festival all day.

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there, is anyone going on the Saturday? I wonder whether we can change the tix to the Sunday?

    June 9, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      Careful Rayne, the ones on Groupon are for a rival (and far less popular) event on a different weekend...

      July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahhh SNEAKY!!!

      July 26, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    FYI - I am now going on Sunday, so won't be able to organise this one.

    I'm sure those of you actually going on Sat can arrange to meet up...

    July 2, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Hi all,

    Quick question - does anyone with Saturday tickets want to change to Sunday?

    The reason I ask is there are still plenty of Sunday tickets available, and we could make a small profit on the Saturday tickets, as there are quite a few people desperate for them - some willing to pay £40 per ticket...

    Just putting it out there; comments welcome and encouraged...

    Cheers,
    Stevo

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. Will message you to arrange details.

      June 30, 2013

    • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

      No worries. Prob best if you can simply send me the ticket/pdf via email to [masked] along with your account details and I'll t/fer £30 to you (the £40 quid buyers disappeared pretty quickly...). Don't forget to purchase a Sunday ticket!

      July 1, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    OK, I have buyers for 5 tickets at £40 per ticket. I'll be selling 2, which leaves 3 more which I can offload for you.

    Let me know ASAP...

    June 28, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Any other comments re switching to Sunday and selling our Saturday tix for a possible profit...???

    June 26, 2013

  • Russell B.

    Got tickets for Sunday at least!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Morning Megan,
    I'm going on Sunday; Cindy, Neoma, Krystel & Jessica as well.
    Let's meet and go together if you wish :)
    Nice day!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    Going on Sunday

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Hi all,

    Well it seems it was a bit of a debacle getting tickets for the Saturday...

    For those of us who did manage to get Sat tickets, I'll post a time and place for us to meet closer to the event. Can you please confirm/comment on here if you do have Sat tickets.

    Those who have now got Sun tickets, can you please update your RSVP to 'not attending' on this event and RSVP 'yes' to the new event just posted - http://www.meetup.com/Australian-Expat/events/123868282/ - much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Stevo

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kristel, Cindy, Neoma :)
    Let's join the festival together.
    I'm not sure if there is more people going on the same day, but what would you think of going together?

    June 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going on the Sunday as well - happy to meet up on the day :)

      1 · June 9, 2013

    • Neoma

      Sounds good to me! Yep, lets def meet up! :)

      June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got a ticket for the Sunday too :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    Russ and I have bought tickets for the Sunday as well.

    June 8, 2013

  • Neoma

    Hey all, we just tried, the site is open & we are in! Just about to pay for the tickets!

    June 8, 2013

    • Neoma

      Tickets purchased!

      June 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm at the gym but will give it a go as soon as I am home - hopefully some will be left :)

      June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just bought my ticket, it is for Sunday, August 11th from 12-10 PM.
    Let me know if you would like us to go together :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Neoma

    Jon & I will try for tix tom for the Sunday!

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a new date on sales tomorrow.... Will anyone whose not got tickets be going on the Sunday?

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    Tickets go on sale from 1200 in the UK. I am going to be at the MINT polo but might see if Russ can do from Australia. Thanks for the heads up!!! Again!!

    June 7, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Possibly more tix on sale @ 6pm UK time tonight for those who missed out...

    Good luck!

    June 7, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    Bugger, missed out! I didn't know it would be so popular. May I be first on the waiting list to buy tickets that anyone doesn't want? Will look out for second date too.

    June 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Same here... Missed out!!! Didn't get a chance to buy one last night!

      June 7, 2013

    • Neoma

      Us too! :(

      June 7, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Tix may be on sale now, but I can't check from a mobile device! Can someone pls let me know...???

    June 6, 2013

    • Michael

      Just paid for my ticket, you are required to print the ticket within 24 hours of purchase. I would recommend in addition to any hardcopy printed, also select PDF print option and save as PDF file (in case you lose your printed hardcopy). M

      June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just bought my ticket. Looks like they are selling quickly as the early bird tix are already sold out, so I recommend getting in soon. (And thanks for the tip Michael about saving the pdf.)

      June 7, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Change to ticket sale - they will be available from 8pm UK time tonight - http://tickets.holifestival.com/london/

    Pre-sale early bird = £24.99, regular price = £29.99.

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Neoma

    Woohoo. I'm in for this! Thanks Stevo! :))

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful: that sound great Stevo!

    May 31, 2013

  • Stephen 'Stevo' A.

    Tickets on sale 12pm Sunday June 16th...

    http://tickets.holifestival.com/london/

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ive seen this and always thought about getting involved. It looks a lot of fun, count me in.

    April 24, 2013

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