SLOUGH residents gathered over the weekend for the colourful celebration of the Indian New Year.

Holi Festival has become increasingly popular around the globe, with events being held all over the place with attendees both religious and non-religious.

The Hindu festival is also known as the festival of colour and signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter.

The festival is best known for the paint powder fights that give it its name and leave everyone involved covered in colours.

About 120 Hindus and other people from Slough gathered at Kedermister Park in Reddington Drive, Langley, on Sunday to celebrate and get very messy.

One of the organisers, Mandar Mirashi, said: "Colourful revellers enjoyed the event with games, music and plenty of unlimited dry colours and spicy Indian delicacy called Vada-paav and Masala Chai tea.

"The proceeds from the event were donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation to add colours and liveliness to the lives of suffering children."