28 Feb '15, 10am

Indians in Singapore Start Early Holi Festivities

Indians in Singapore Start Early Holi Festivities

Singapore Parliament's Deputy Speaker Charles Chong today joined over 800 Indians and other community members in celebrating Holi and the arrival of the spring festival as part of the city state's celebrations marking 50 years of independence. "Today's Holi and spring celebration is the start of more than 10 Holis planned throughout March by the Indian community here," Piu Lahiri, president of the Indian Women Association (IWA), told PTI. More than 800 Indians along with local members of the Chinese, Malays and Eurasians communities, took part in the festival while another 2,500 attended the colour sprinting event on Santosa, a bridge-linked islet popular among Singaporeans and tourists. Ms Lahiri said Holi and Diwali were part of the many Indian festivals celebrated in multi-racial Singapore. "We see the hosting of such events as more important for non-resident Indians as...

Full article: http://www.ndtv.com/diaspora/indians-in-singapore-start-e...

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