Indian Holi Festival brings burst of colors to Taipei

Over 650 people attend Indian Holi Festival in Taipei

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "Indian Holi Taipei" festival held on Saturday (March 16) in Taipei saw over 650 attendees celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoyed the day with delicious Indian cuisine, music, and dance performances.

The festival, which was hosted by Mayur Indian Kitchen in coordination with Taiwan's Indians' Club (TIC), was held at the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei's Zhongzheng District, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and featured 40 plus performers.

The Holi festival is well-known as a "festival of colors" where participants throw colored dye and powder at one another. At Saturday’s festival, organizers provided dye mixed with water, which hundreds of participants eagerly splashed on each other.


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Soon, a vibrant rainbow of colors spread to the clothing and faces of revelers as they gyrated to the music. In addition to the "festival of colors," there were DJ’s playing popular Indian music, professional Bollywood dancers, a live Western band Mojo Music, and a wide array of food stalls which served delicious traditional Indian cuisine.

The event was organized with the help of 35 volunteers and included the following special guests: Deputy Director General of India Taipei association Mr. Sandeep Jakhar , Indian Association of Taiwan President Mr. Vijay Kapadia, TIC President Mr. Manish, Founder of India - Taiwan Museum, Jeffery Wu. The event was directed by Mrs. Priya and Mr. Prem Purswaney. Sponsors of the event included the following: Patanjali Ayurveda products Taiwan, Amma's Indian Kitchen, The Thali Indian restaurant, Flavour of India restaurant, The Spice Shop restaurant, Moksha Indian restaurant, Sherwood Hotel Taipei, Indian Museum Taiwan, and Priya Lee Translator & Interpreter.


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Mayur Indian kitchen has been organizing Holi since 2012 on a non-profit basis to bring the community together with an idea of "we are one world" as the splashing of colors blurs cultural and ethnic differences.


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