The festival is inspired by the ancient Hindu Holi festival – marking the arrival of spring. It’ seen as a a celebration of love, fun and colours.
The most well-known feature of this cheerful celebration is that people paint themselves in lots of colours and throw coloured powder into the air – to express freedom and to ‘colour’ their lives. The most important thing about this day, however, is that the strict Indian caste system is put to one side and all people are considered equal.
Having bought our tickets in advance online some friends and I headed out to experience Munich’s third Festival of Colours.
The festival starts at noon and are greeted with local DJs. We arrived mid-afternoon, shortly after the first simultaneous colour throw of the day at 3pm.
26 July 2014