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Holi is a festival of colour celebrating good over evil. Source: Narinder Nanu/AFP

If you are studying in the UK and don’t want to miss out on all the fun and colour this Holi 2023, don’t worry. There are plenty of events celebrating the festival of colours for you to be a part of.

Holi is an annual festival that originates in India and has become a worldwide celebration. It signifies good triumphing over evil and marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

If you’ve seen any videos about how it’s celebrated in India, you know you’re in for a grand time. This year, Holi falls on March 8.

Whether you’re Hindu or not, don’t miss this chance to splash coloured powders and water balloons on your friends. Here are the top Holi 2023 parties to check out:

Six Holi 2023 celebrations in the UK:


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Holi 2023 by the University of Greenwich

Organised by the student union, this Holi Festival will be held at Avery Hill and Medway Campus on March 8. Festivities start at noon and will last until 11 p.m.

Each ticket will give you access to the colour throwing, afterparty, a t-shirt and a wristband, event photos, refreshments and entertainment.

You don’t want to miss out on this fun-filled day. Secure your tickets here

Holi Paint Party UK Tour 2023

The Holi Paint Party is one of the most popular Holi celebrations in the UK. With every ticket, you will be entitled to a free white t-shirt and a bag of powder.

Here, you can expect to meet students from all over the world as you throw 100 kilogrammes of coloured powder at each other in between making the most of the drinks deals.

Tickets start as low as 5 pounds, with VIP tickets available at 12 pounds.

Holi Festival at the University of York 

A collaboration by the Students Union and the National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF), this festival starts at 6 p.m. and is open to all students and the public. 

It’s free to attend. You only need to pay three pounds for two 100g packets of paint.

To secure your tickets, click here


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Holi Festival 2023 at Durham University 

Every year the university organises its Durham Global Week. But this year is extra special as it is the first time the Holi Festival will be included in the programme to celebrate multicultural diversity at the university. 

The festival includes many indoor and outdoor activities, from powder throwing to storytelling and rangoli drawing. 

It takes place at Oriental Museum on March 11 from noon until 5 p.m. 

Tickets are priced at three pounds for adults and children over the age of two. Each ticket will get you a bag of environmentally friendly coloured powder. And if that is not enough, you can always purchase more on the day.

Find out more about the Holid Festival and purchase your tickets here.

Holi Festival 2023 at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is back with its annual Holi Festival. Organised by the Hindu Society, the Holi 2023 festival will take place on March 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Expect loads of colour throwing, dance performances, a DJ and more.

Tickets are priced at 10 pounds for members and 14 pounds for non-members. Get your tickets by visiting the society’s page

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Expect bucket loads of fun this Holi 2023. Source: AFP

Magic of India Holi Colour Party

Magic of India is an organisation that aims to celebrate Indian culture with festive events, workshops and classes for everyone. 

Their annual Holi celebrations are among the best in the UK and are highly anticipated by many. Holi 2023 is no different.

This year they are back with their Holi Colour Party that will be held on March 12 at the Swiss Cottage Fountain Area. 

There will be performances by dancers, drummers and a DJ. Get your tickets now to dance the night away while enjoying some delicious food that will be sold during the event.