Residents welcome spring with Hindu festival of colours

17 March 2022

Residents at a Keith care home have joined millions of Hindus to celebrate the arrival of spring with an explosion of colour.

Holi is a popular Hindu festival celebrated by millions of people across India. Also known as the Festival of Colours, the boisterous event sees festival goers sing, dance and throw coloured powder at each other.

Residents at Glenisla Care Home got into the spirit with their own Holi festival.

Activities coordinator Emily Clair said: “Holi is a popular and lively Hindu festival which celebrates love and the colours and vibrancy of spring.

“The residents had a great time showering each other with coloured power. Fortunately, the powder just brushed off and the residents wore protective tops just in case, so there was no colour damage to their clothes, much to the delight of the laundry team!

“After a long winter, it was lovely to usher in the spring with a festival that is celebrated by millions of people worldwide, a festival of love, colour and hope.”

Resident Mary Milton said: “I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much. It was absolutely great fun.”

Roseann Mathieson added: “I’m sure I’ll grow up someday!”