Holi, or the festival of colours, is a religious occasion considered the second biggest Hindu festival after Diwali, generally celebrated by people from the north of India. It marks the beginning of spring after a long winter and signifies the triumph of good over evil.
Typically spanning two days, the eve of Holi is when traditions commence with singing and dancing, while the actual day is the fun time that family and friends gather to playfully throw colorful paint and bright powders at each other and in the air.
We would like to invite our international students and staff members to share their cultural/intercultural experience and understanding of this festival. Any stories of celebrations are welcome!