Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holi Festival

Every year in February or March, followers of the Hindu religion (especially in India) celebrate Holi, the Color Festival, to welcome in spring and the triumph of good over evil. The night before the festival, huge bonfires are lit to burn away the evil spirits while people throw colorful powder and water in the air at family, friends, and neighbors the following day. The festival looks like a massive block party with water balloon fights filled with colored the dye, dancing in the streets, and traditional food like Bhang for everyone to enjoy.








        

The array of colors is endless, with each color representing a different religious virtue or cultural occasion. While our little festival on campus didn't have clouds of paint flooding the streets, it was fun to celebrate such a happy event within our campus community. 
The event was truly a great reminder to live life colorfully!


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