Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops Holi: festival of colours

TRUSU India Club, Kamloops Holi committee, and downtown Kamloops present Holi, a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring, and also known as the Festival of Colours.

What you will experience

  • colour powder paint
  • DJ Aftershock  (Harp Sohal)
  • dancing
  • food (available for purchase)

What is Holi?

Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring.

Known widely as the festival of colours, it takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil.

First 100 participants to arrive at the Kamloops Holi festival of colours receive a free colour packet.

Bring cash to purchase food. (Colour packets are a powdered paint substance that may not fully wash out of some clothing items.)

Watch a video of TRUSU India Club’s 2013 Rang De Basanti event

Never attended a Holi festival of colour? Some recommendations:

  • Wear clothes you will not be sad if they become paint stained, as the paint may not fully wash out.
  • Bring a change of clothes and bags to put your-painted clothes into. Or, bring garbage bags to sit on when traveling home in your car or on bus seats.
  • Dress for the weather.