First-ever festival in colour set for August 1

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First-ever festival in colour set for August 1


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What happens when you combine the international Holi festival, music, good food, the sun rising in the back-ground, cool chicks, color and the only tequila flavoured beer, Desperados? The answer: sheer pandemonium and exhilarating fun. And yeah some extra colour to life aren’t bad either.

So that’s the idea behind the first ever “Live n Color” to be held on Friday, August 1 from 12 am to 10am at the Pigeon Island National Landmark. The event’s concept is based on “The Holi Festival” of Colours.

Every year the people in India welcome spring in a very special way. “Holi” is the Festival of Colours; one of the most important cultural celebrations of the country. The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and promotes bridging social gaps and restoring social relationships.

This is a very colourful festival where people jump and dance in unity throwing up colourful powder, Gulaal, into the sky and on each other. During this, differences between religion, origins and castes become invisible as all patrons are united in celebration and coated in the same palette of vibrant colour. For a few hours, everyone is equal and positivity and good energy flows; the effervescent colours of life and diversity are respected and celebrated.

So this is the concept. Interested yet? Here’s more: The event is a merging of Indian tradition fused with the Caribbean spirit of Carnival and Emancipation, where vibrant colours meet vibrant spirits. And so we invite you to celebrate in a big splash of colours, enjoy summer, whine to the riddim and drink all you can.

Your clothing is your canvas; revellers must wear white to experience the complete invasion of colour. Experience the fun anticipation of a unified hourly countdown to paint the sky! Revellers will receive six bags of Gulaal provided with every ticket as well as premium liquor and world class DJs.

Headline sponsor is Desperados, the Universe’s first Tequila flavoured beer. So you know there will be enough to go around.

The DJ’s; Levi Chin, DJ Shells, Vesatile Soundz out of NY and Crown Prince all the way from Dubai. So you know the music will be an eclectic mix. Need we say more?

So there you have it. Friday August 1, it’s time to celebrate life, time to celebrate freedom and emancipate yourselves from any inhibitions. Pigeon Island national landmark 12 am- 10 am.

Tickets outlets ladies at the Mac Store in the Bay walk mall, Blue Monkey next to Felly Belly

Visit the Instagram page @ live_n_colour758.

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  1. Why does someone always have something negative to say, and start copy and pasting things from Google to try to prove a point?

    Its Emancipation day right? Meaning I'm FREE to do whatever my heart desires. I feel like attending an event that promotes love, freedom and celebrates music and culture.

    Continue to be negative and closed minded. Ill post pics for you 🙂 Its going to be EPIC!

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    • the sad thing about life is that we just down ourselves to learning the truth behind most of those pagan cultures just in order to not feel guilty, emancipation day is not a day to be free to do as u please, its actually a day to educate ourselves about the truth since we have been mentally enslaves, what is mental slavery it is the system, media, society controlling our minds in a way that we are not even aware. it is sad when ppl speak like you. It shows you are mentally enslave here it is, first time show in st lucia you don't have no idea the full history of it but you done ensure that u in it, see your mind is control, enoy!

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  2. To the persons complaining about August 1st being Emancipation, I think you may have missed a History class or two. Indians were slaves before they became indentured labourers!

    You are correct August 1st is Emancipation Day and I believe some of you need to do as Marley says and 'emancipate yourselves from mental slavery'.

    To each his own! I believe this will be a wonderful experience. It's a pity I found out about it so late 🙁

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  3. All of you complaining about this fete being an Indian celebration do realize that they said the "concept" is based on the event and not that this is in actuality the Holi event, right? The name of the fete is "Live N Color". As for the day that it is being held, it's well into the morning 12am leading to 10am. You have basically the entire remainder of the day to "emancipate" yourself because I am sure half of you really don't do so anyways. No wonder we have so much going wrong in this country! If you bitch and moan about a simple event that is suppose to atleast by definition hold some meaning (promoting peace & love) then what's happening in this country of ours is your way of saying, let it be. Holding a "fete" may not be the best form of solution to the problem, but it's a step more than anybody else has taken whether it be Gov't, people, church. Instead of coming on tv and going on newspapers requesting solidarity, for one night we can come together and actually SHOW solidarity.

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  4. Emancipate your self from mental slavery. No one is celebrating holi or any other festival. A fete is a fete its a great concept. People are Free to do as they please with their money and holiday. We all have our beliefs customs and traditions. So if u wana go to church do so if u want to fete do so. Thats Emancipation for me. Free!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I think it would be more appropriate to hold this on a different date. We celebrate August 1st as Emancipation day. It is disrespectful to divert from this to a celebration of Indian origin. Although Indians and Blacks share some aspects of culture, I think our separate days of celebration should be kept pure. It's like me going to India and holding my own carnival on Diwali. Come on.

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  6. so the indians want a slice of the pie too i see. so henceforth carnival only ends in august!

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  7. choops a whole bunch of nonsence. yall say the purpose for that is for the triumph of good over evil and promotes bridging social gaps and restoring social relationships am sure if it was a church activity and prayer for the nation to fight good over evil and restore social relationships and bridging social gaps not many people will go but as is a fete. keep yall pagan god celebrations to your self and for those that might give me thumbs down take a look at this before you do cause the legend of this holi has nothing to do with God himself but just a pagan god(The Legend
    There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father.

    Hiranyakashyap tried several ways to kill his son Prahlad but Lord Vishnu saved him every time. Finally, he asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap. For, Hiranyakashyap knew that Holika had a boon, whereby, she could enter the fire unscathed.

    Treacherously, Holika coaxed young Prahlad to sit in her lap and she herself took her seat in a blazing fire. The legend has it that Holika had to pay the price of her sinister desire by her life. Holika was not aware that the boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.
    Prahlad, who kept chanting the name of Lord Naarayana all this while, came out unharmed, as the lord blessed him for his extreme devotion.
    Thus, Holi derives its name from Holika. And, is celebrated as a festival of victory of good over evil.

    Holi is also celebrated as the triumph of a devotee. As the legend depicts that anybody, howsoever strong, cannot harm a true devotee. And, those who dare torture a true devotee of god shall be reduced to ashes.

    Celebration of the Legend
    Even today, people enact the scene of 'Holika's burning to ashes' every year to mark the victory of good over evil.
    In several states of India, specially in the north, effigies of Holika are burnt in the huge bonfires that are lit. There is even a practice of hurling cow dungs into the fire and shouting obscenities at it as if at Holika. Then everywhere one hears shouts of 'Holi-hai! Holi-hai!'.

    The tradition of burning 'Holika' is religiously followed in Gujarat and Orissa also. Here, people render their gratitude to Agni, the god of fire by offering gram and stalks from the harvest with all humility.

    Further, on the last day of Holi, people take a little fire from the bonfire to their homes. It is believed that by following this custom their homes will be rendered pure and their bodies will be free from disease.
    At several places there is also a tradition of cleaning homes, removing all dirty articles from around the house and burning them. Disease-breeding bacteria are thereby destroyed and the sanitary condition of the locality is improved.) google it and found out

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