Griffith Central Preschool (GCP) – one of regional NSW’s most multicultural schools – celebrated a famous Indian festival in grand style on Friday.
Holi is a Hindu festival that welcomes the spring and celebrates the new life and energy of the season.
Also a celebration of the victory of good over evil, Holi is typically marked by participants throwing coloured powder into the air and onto one another.
Anyone coming near GCP would have been smothered in colour by the students, parents and teachers.
“Holi is also called the festival of colours and people celebrate by smearing each other with paint, and throwing coloured powder and dye around in an atmosphere of good humour,” teacher and organiser Raj Atwal said.
“People take part in Holi all around the world. Here at GCP we thrive on being an inclusive centre that is open to all cultures and cultural festivals.”
“Last year, we did it with all the students, but this year we thought we’d invite the parents to join the fun. It’s been amazing”.