Posted Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 5:06 PM
Holi is a joyful and colorful Indian tradition celebrated in almost every part of the country by people of all different backgrounds. It is also called the “Festival of Color” and the “Festival of Love” because people gather to celebrate one another and forget any hard feelings. The festival lasts a day and a night and begins by hosting a bonfire in the evening to symbolize the triumph of good over bad. The next morning friends and family gather typically wearing white to throw colorful powder and water at each other and later join for festive meals.
This year the Indian Students Association, Multicultural Students Center, and Progressive Black Men have joined together to host the annual Holi event. The event will be held on March 27th, 2022, at Lake Claire from 12 PM to 3 PM and you can RSVP here to join the colorful fun! There will be a snack, popsicles, colored powder, and free t-shirts for all of those that attend. Sanya Bansal the Events Director for Indian Students Association says that the event is open to anyone and all are welcomed! This event is a great way to participate in on-campus fun while learning and celebrating a traditional Indian holiday.