Holi Festival Celebration and Rangoli Art Competition

IPU New Zealand and the Palmerston North City Council invite you to join us for this great event, one of many in the city celebrating 'Festival of Cultures'. Please come and enjoy food (bring cash), art and festival.

Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals.

First Prize: $250.00 
Second Prize: $150.00 
Third Prize: $100.00

Maximum 5 members per team. First come first served for the first 8 teams. All art material will be provided. Registrations close on Feb 28th 5pm 2017.

Free workshop about Rangoli art also provided prior to the event on Saturday, February 25th from 1:30-3:30pm at PN Youth Space, 1-7 Coleman Place (Corner Coleman Mall and George Street).

You can register your team to compete with this link:

2pm onwards - Participants 
3-5pm - Visitors to enjoy food, view and vote for Rangoli Art Competition 
5-6pm - Holi Festival Celebration (Please come wearing sunscreen and older shoes and clothes that you want to get rid off as they will become very messy)

Holi is the festival of colours or known as festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. The festival has, in recent times, spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours. To celebrate Holi, people play, chase and colour each other with dry coloured aromatic powder.

They gather, sing and dance. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter in India, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

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