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HoliMadrid, Hindu Festival of Colors next to Callao Square

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HoliMadrid, Hindu festival of colors in Madrid @Photo: HoliMadrid

Do you like it or it catches your attention? hindu culture?

Now in Madrid You have the opportunity to celebrate one of the most important Indian holidays and of the Hindu culture.

Is about the holi, which is how theHindu Spring or Festival of Colors, with which the arrival of the spring season is celebrated.


HoliMadrid, Hindu festival of colors in Madrid @Photo: HoliMadrid

While such celebration in the India coincides with the march full moon, the party HoliMadrid 2018 It is celebrated on Sunday, June 3, between 11 and 16 hours.

Festival of Colors

The place where it is celebrated is in the Plaza Santa María Soledad Torres Acosta, also known as the moon square, which you find next to the Callao Square.

This is the seventh edition and in the previous one more than 3,000 people participated, the previous ones having been celebrated in other different enclaves of Madrid, such as the Las Ventas esplanade or Salvador Dalí square.

Organized by the Bollywood Club Masala Madrid School, the party in Madrid follows the Hindu tradition of receiving spring dancing outdoors, so a massive dance of typical dances will take place Bollywood.

Specifically in this edition there are 230 dancers and the performance by all attendees of a flashmob, with passes at 13 and 15 hours.

A batucada with 60 percussionists will travel the streets surrounding the Gran Vía until it reaches Plaza de la Luna.

Seven runs of colors will also be carried out, one every 45 minutes, with 650 kilos of flower petal powders brought from India.

These are colors made with flower extracts, harmless to the skin, but that will inevitably stain your clothes.

This must be taken into account when choosing clothing, for which it is recommended to wear old white clothes.

The assistance to the HoliMadrid party 2018 It is free, and in it you can buy colored bags of 100 grams at the price of two euros each.

You can also buy the pack HoliMadrid 2015 with t-shirt and bag of three colors, for the price of € 15.

If you want to know more about this hindu tradition, I advise you to read this post about the celebration of the Festival of Colors written by the friend Carmen Pérez del Olmo.

This is a great connoisseur of India and its culture, who had the opportunity to attend the Holi party during a trip to Nepal, where Hindu culture is also implanted.

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