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Scream and shout! Spring is on its way and London is celebrating by painting the town red, purple, blue, yellow and just about every other colour in the rainbow. Celebrate the Hindu festival of colours in London this year. Here’s where you can get your colour on!

Explosive clouds of colour are about to explode in London but don’t mistake it for a Care Bear Countdown! It’s none other than the Hindu festival of Holi, an annual celebration on the first day of spring… today! In India the festival sees people of all ages take to the streets throwing coloured water and powered paint on each other.

Where to celebrate Holi in London

The House of Holi – Pop-up Holi shop, head to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square to visit the restaurant’s special party-pod where city workers can trade their ties and keels for protective suits and pelt each other with powder paint. The restaurant is also featuring an amazing Holi-inspired menu available until March 22nd.

Dishoom Does Holi – Hawker House’s event is a family-friendly affair on March 23rd where kids and adults of all ages can cover each other with gulal, the powder colours, as well as listen to music and taste some traditional and spicy Indian food.

London’s colour festival doesn’t stop in spring. The ever-popular Holi One concert is set to take place this summer in Wembley Park, abandoning the usual Battersea Power Station venue. The day promises live music, dancing and performance art… plus the chance to smother your mates in paint. Tickets are on sale now.

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We can’t think of a better reason to hire a car and take a road trip to London. After all, we all need a little colour in our lives! How are you celebrating spring this week?

Imgs: tlphotography2, joaquinmurillo / Flickr cc.

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