There’s a party going on at the corner of Madras and Gloucester Streets, at the old Securities House site.
Holi is a traditional Indian festival designed to bring people together, and the throwing of coloured powder symbolises everyone being equal. It’s a spring festival, but like so many others that originate in the northern hemisphere it’s celebrated at the wrong time of year in New Zealand. Entry is free, but you mustn’t take any alcohol or food. There are plenty of food stalls, and you are warned to wear old clothes as some of the coloured powders may not wash out. The fun and music will continue until 3pm.