The City of Greater Dandenong is gearing up again for the Annual Holi Festival… SPRINGVALE is set to become a little India plastered with colours on Sunday 20 March 2016 for the AIII’s Annual Holi Celebrations….
The Australian Indian Innovations Inc (AIII) will host its 8th successive Holi Fair at Sandown Racecourse attended over the years by thousands of patrons from all ethnic origins, mostly youths…
Among the many delights and showcases on offer at Sandown will be mouth-watering and exotic Indian Food and drinks, Ice Cream Vans, Tattoo artist, variety of Children’s Rides and the traditional playing of powder colours. A wide variety of powder colours, including a GOLD range has been ordered (for the first time in Australia)
This year’s entertainment is brought to you by the South-East’s leading DJ’s > DJ BABA and DJ VIJAY who promises to provide a MASSIVE 4 hour non-stop programme on stage to showcase all aspects of Bollywood and Punjabi Music.
Local dance groups will fill in the entertainment segment together with a mesmerising Live Dhol performance from SIMDA headed by Nawal Moudgil.
The traditional aspect of Holi (the Holika Dahan Pooja and the Pallavi Sewa procession) will be performed by members of JET Australia from Noon. This formal aspect of Holi is keenly attended by all prior to the entertainment and the general public is invited to participate in the burning of the HOLIKA.
The AIII is indebted to the State Government, in particular the Premier’s Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) for their initiative in providing a $30,000 special grant to celebrate this event.
Further 3 grants of $30,000 will continue for the next 3 years with the AIII signing an agreement to 2 more Holi events in the South Eastern suburbs (in 2017 and 2018) and 1 Holi Event in the City of Melbourne in 2019.