The traditional Hindu festival that celebrates the start of the spring seems to have made quite a splash in São Paulo; with the powdered dye stains still fresh from the Holi One Colour Festival, the Holi Colour Festival arrives ready to paint the town, and Parque Villa-Lobos, all over again. Unlike its predecessor, though, the event arrives at just the right time to celebrate the flower season.
This time, in addition to the concerts and all the unadulterated fun of pelting people with powdered dye, the festival also brings a series of multicultural and free activities, such as a collective yoga class, meditation session and workshops about Hindu art and culture. The musical highlights include the samba reggae band, Bloco Kaya na Gandaia, and the South African DJ duo, Goldfish.
The event is free for spectators, but to partake in the paint war, you'll need to buy powdered dye kits, which start at R$54 and include free refills, until the kits run out.