A kaleidoscope of colors will fill the air at the Reflections Food 4 Less lot in George Town when Cayman’s Premier Powder Fete – FOG – celebrates its third annual event on March 11. Special ultraviolet glow powder will be used to illuminate the skies, so be sure to wear white that night.
It seems that powder events such as this one are becoming more and more popular around the world, because let’s face it – many adults are big kids, happy to dance to music in a sea of colored powder.
Caribbean carnivals have embraced this form of celebration, and from as far back as the 4th century there has been Holi, the ancient Hindu spring festival of colors, otherwise known as the festival of sharing love.
According to Wikipedia, Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin. In recent years, the festival has spread to parts of Europe, North America and beyond.
FOG 2K16 embraces the spirit of Holi and adds a little Caribbean flair to create a night of music and dance, which sets out to unite the island, as well as welcome Cayman’s many visitors in the spirit of Caymankind.
Last year’s FOG attracted approximately 1,900 people, and tickets are already selling like hotcakes for FOG 2K16. Each attendee will receive non-toxic water-soluble, environmentally friendly UV powder in a variety of fluorescent colors. Holi is also celebrated with the throwing of colored powder and represents love and belonging.
Event organizer Keevon Douglas of Partyrockers Entertainment said, “We set out to create a unique event which celebrates Cayman’s melting pot of nationalities as well as the diverse culture of the Caribbean. FOG is all about bringing people together for an unforgettable experience.”
This year’s DJ lineup will feature DJ Von HD, Sound Revolution, DJ Lin and DVJ Carter.
FOG 2K16 will take place at the Reflections Food 4 Less, adjacent to Foster’s Airport location from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets are available at Winners Circle, Funky Tang’s and all Blackbeard’s stores and cost $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, although organizers are expecting it to sell out early.