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PHOTOS: Celebration of culture with Kelowna’s first Festival of Colours

The event featured a dj, food trucks and hours of dancing

Kelowna’s City Park was full of colour on July 2 for the first Barsaana Festival of Colours.

The party started at 11 a.m. in a sectioned off portion of the park.

The event was representative of India’s Holi Festival, a celebration of good overcoming evil.

People are given coloured powder to throw at each other. The red dye represents love and fertility, the blue represents Hindu deity Krishna, and green represents new beginnings.

The celebration in Kelowna included food trucks, art and henna tattoos.

People danced in a cloud of colour until 8 p.m.

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Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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