Colours of the Whittlesea Colour Carnival

Nishtha Goel, Melissa Flentjar and Shanti Raj are part of the Colour Carnival and Holi festival Pic Marco De Luca

There’ll be a cloud of colour over Epping on Sunday, with the Meadowglen athletics stadium set to host the Whittlesea Colour Carnival.

The annual event is based on the Indian Holi Festival and aims to promote cultural diversity.

Organiser Nishtha Goel said Holi is known as the festival of colour and love and signifies the victory of good over evil.

“For many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships,” she said.

“We want to include and celebrate the cultural diversity in Whittlesea, so we named the event as Whittlesea Colour Carnival where people can come along to have fun in an inclusive way.

“People should forget the daily routine, the stress in their work or life, or any problems they are facing and just come for great fun, dance and play with colours.”

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

It’s at 146-156 McDonalds Road, from noon-6pm.