Colour Carnival to celebrate Whittlesea’s cultural diversity

Nishtha Goel and Paul Seidl. Picture: Shawn Smits.

Epping’s Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium will be a sea of colour next month when it hosts Whittlesea’s inaugural Colour Carnival.

The family-friendly event coincides with the Indian festival, Holi, which is also known as the festival of colours.

Held in March each year, the festival signifies the victory of good over evil.

Colour Carnival organiser Nishtha Goel said the event was a way to teach people about Holi and promote cultural diversity in Whittlesea.

“We want people to be excited to come along to have fun in an inclusive way. People should forget their daily routines, the stress in their work or life, and just come for great fun, dance and play with colours,” she said.

There will be a colour run for people of all ages and abilities, carnival rides, food stalls and a DJ, also Bollywood and Greek dancing workshops.

It’s on Saturday, March 25, from noon-6pm.