Edmonton – The Holi Pageant, often known as the Pageant of Colors, is nicely underway in Edmonton.
For generations, the Hindu pageant has marked the top of winter and the start of spring.
In line with Aman Gill, yearly there’s a vacation on totally different days relying on the total moon.
“There is no such thing as a set date,” she mentioned. “It has lots of non secular elements however principally right here in Canada we’re celebrating as a result of it is cultural, it is enjoyable and it is a celebration of affection and togetherness to unfold happiness.”
Gill informed CTV Information Edmonton that the neighborhood often chooses a theme for the vacation, attire all white and chooses a yard for gathering. However this yr, the celebrations have been minimize brief.
“Over time now we have had a fantastic celebration with 50 to 60 individuals,” she mentioned. “There have been public conferences in Hindu temples the place the neighborhood comes collectively.”
“However this yr with the pandemic, we determined as our instant group of household and associates that we’d not be capable to see one another,” she mentioned.
“So we did it in our home with our youngsters, paint on one another, then over the cellphone and textual content messages to want everybody.”
Gill mentioned the Hindu neighborhood of Edmonton has collectively determined to guard this yr.
“Hopefully we’ll be capable to rejoice on a much bigger scale subsequent yr.”