Spectacular Holi festival celebrated at Hindu temple on Great Yarmouth’s Acle Straight

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. P

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. Photo: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia - Credit: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia

Revellers were covered in colourful powdered paint following an Indian festival staged in Great Yarmouth.

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. P

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. Photo: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia - Credit: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia

More than 100 people turned out on Saturday to celebrate the Holi festival of colours which included a bonfire and food at Norfolk's only Hindu temple on the Acle Straight.

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. P

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. Photo: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia - Credit: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia

The festival, held some months after the actual Holi festival to be in with a chance of catching better British weather, was given a dry day despite an unpromising forecast.

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. P

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. Photo: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia - Credit: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia

Sunita Nagpal, a member of the Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia which is behind the temple, said it was a fantastic day.

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. P

The Holi Festival of Colours was celebrated at the Hindu Temple on Great Yarmouth's Acle Straight. Photo: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia - Credit: Vedic Cultural Society of East Anglia

She said she was delighted to see new faces from the local community joining in and sharing food as well as enjoying the throwing of colourful paint - the most well-known and visual aspect of the religious festival.


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'It was absolutely fantastic,' she said. 'People were very happy to meet each other, share the food, and hug each other.'

The temple is planning a community cohesion day for various faiths and the wider community next month.

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