The Holi festival, also known as the festival of colors and the festival of love, is a free-for-all carnival where participants play, chases and paint one another with dry powder and colored water.
Last week's event represented the first Holi-inspired festival held in Vietnam.
The 5-km run that ended at at an outdoor art exhibition and music festival. Attendants ran, walked, and posed while being dusted with red, blue, yellow, green and purple powders at different stages of the course.
American singer Kelly Rowland and Nigerian-born Australian singer-songwriter and dancer Timomatic, who placed third in 2011 Australia's Got Talent were guests of honor at the community activity.