Hindus settled in UK do not miss out the excitement of Holi
celebrations and enjoy to the hilt. Zeal for the festival is particularly
marked in this country as Indians constitute the second largest ethnic
minority. Celebrating festivals help them to feel close to their families
and cultural roots.
The celebration of Holi is noticeable at places that witness a large
congregation of Indians. The British city of Leicester is particularly known
for its love for celebrating Indian festivals. Excitement reaches its peak
when the occasion is that of celebrating a joyous festival like Holi.
Children love to use their spray cans and colour each other. Holi parades
are also carried and in the evening people visit their friends and relatives
to exchange greetings and sweets. They hug each other and also apply the
tilak as the meet Holi in a traditional manner.