Premier John Horgan has released the following statement about the Festival of Holi:
“As colourful signs of spring blossom all over our province, this week many British Columbians will be celebrating Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colour. The Sikh community also celebrates this time of year with Hola Mohalla.
“Holi commemorates the triumph of good over evil. People around the world will celebrate this festival and the arrival of spring by lighting Holika bonfires, throwing parties and painting each other with brightly coloured powder and coloured water.
“This is a joyful time to laugh, dance, gather together with family and friends, and also make new friends.
“We wish everyone celebrating Holi and Hola Mohalla a happy and colourful festival.
“Holi Ki Badhai! Hola Mohalla Mubarak!”
For a French translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Holi-2020_French.pdf
For a Hindi translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Holi-2020_Hindi.pdf
For a Punjabi translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Holi-2020_Punjabi.pdf