More than a hundred members of Orange's Hindu community celebrated the annual Holi Festival at Lake Canobolas on the weekend.
Previously run by the Desi Aussies of Orange, this year the Orange Hindu Association joined in to make the event even bigger.
Association leader Binu Nair said Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal.
"In India the timing of the festival marks the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many it's a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships," he said.
It is known as the Indian 'festival of colours', or the 'festival of love'. The celebration on Saturday included a lunch and games by the lake.
"The throwing of water and coloured dye powder is all part of the fun of the day," Mr Nair said.
Mr Nair said preparations are under way for a community launch of the recently formed Orange Hindu Association next month.
"Because the community of Hindu families is growing in Orange, it's time to bring us together to work on projects such as Saturday's event, by forming a new association," he said.
The launch will be held at the CWA Hall in Robertson Park at 7pm on April 12 and is open to all.
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