THE town was awash with colour as families celebrated a Hindu festival.
People from all faiths and no faith at all gathered in Huddersfield yesterday to celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours.
The Hindu festival is celebrated throughout the world by people throwing coloured powder and water at each other.
And having a whale of a time joining in the festivities were families at the Hindu Temple at Zetland Street.
General secretary Kiran Bali said: “Holi is a festival which brings joy, hope and fulfilment in our life.
“It is undoubtedly the most energetic and boisterous of Hindi festivals.
“It’s an occasion that brings fun, music and dance and lots of bright colours.”
Holi celebrates the new life and energy of spring and dates back to ancient times celebrating the triumph of good over evil.
The idea is that different waves of radiance navigate the universe, creating colours to nourish the function of elements in the atmosphere.
People taking part in the festivities also enjoyed sharing a meal and danced together.