11th March 2020

In photos: Gurkha pensioners celebrate Holi festival

This event occurred before Nepal went into lockdown.

Over the weekend, many Gurkha veterans and families celebrated the Hindu festival of colours known as Holi.

Celebrations took place in their homes, in our Welfare Centres and at our Residential Homes. It’s is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil.

Pensioners and staff from our two Residential Homes love to celebrate festivals, and Holi is a particular favourite. It’s traditional to cover each other in coloured powder during Holi. Each colour carries a meaning. Red, for example, symbolises love and fertility while green stands for new beginnings.



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