Holi festival kicks off in Egypt

Cairo: Egypt’s largest Indian colour festival Holi kicked off on Friday, introducing fun and joy for lovers of Indian culture in the North African country.

In a vast green playground in Cairo’s Hawamdiya district, hundreds of young people, parents and their children, all wearing white cloths, splashed vibrant bright coloured powders on each other to celebrate the Egyptian version of the Holi, Xinhua reported.

“I like colours; that’s why I came here today with my kids. It is my first experience to attend such an event, but I really enjoy it very much,” Nahla Nabil, who came with her three kids, told Xinhua.

She said the dance, music and sports activities people are doing during the event can help them get rid of negative energy, which is very important for everyone, especially children.

The festival was also an ideal place for friends who seek to have fun away from the crowds of Cairo, the Middle East’s largest and most populous city.

The festival was also a great chance for fans of the Indian culture to get a taste of India inside Egypt.

Eighteen-year-old Yara Mohammed is an addict of Indian culture. The university student read an advertisement about the festival on Facebook.

“I love India, I love its movies and music, I adore the Indian dancing styles and I really feel I’m in India today,” said Yara.