“We want to wish everyone a happy Holi, also known as the festival of colours.

“Holi is one of South Asia’s most popular festivals and celebrations. Holi unites people of all backgrounds as they mark the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It is a time to reconnect with friends and loved ones, and reconcile the problems of the past.

“The festival is characterized by the brightly coloured powders and dyes that are playfully thrown on revellers. Everyone who participates in the fun is drenched in every colour of the rainbow.

“Holi is also a reminder of the valued role that Albertans from all cultures and traditions have in making our province such a great place to live. Alberta’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and we are proud to support welcoming and inclusive communities.

“To all those celebrating in Alberta and around the world, may your day be filled with happiness, joy and love.”