Revellers pelted perfumed powder at each other at Rivermead Leisure Centre in celebration of the Holi festival of colours yesterday (Saturday).

The two-day Hindu festival, which originates in India, sees people toss yellow, blue, green and red powders called gulal before making them stick to one another with water pistols and balloons.

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At Rivermead, the tradition was accompanied by Bollywood DJ, two-sided drums named Dhol, and dance performances.

There were also games, kids activities, and a variety of food and trade stalls.

Holi represents the arrival of Spring, good triumphing over evil and celebrates the love between the Hindu god Krishna and Radha.

Pictures taken by Paul King show the celebration in action.