(The Local) Partygoers who attended a festival of colours over the weekend have complained they are permanently dyed and have had to go back to work with their hair and skin still brightly coloured.

Around 10,000 visitors enjoyed the Holi Festivals of Colours in Cologne on Saturday in which tonnes of powdered dye was thrown in the air to celebrate an Indian festival.

But revellers took to Facebook afterwards to complain that the coloured particles would not wash out after it mixed with rainwater, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) newspaper said.

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