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Holi Festival

  • Students from many different background came together to celebrate the 'festival of colours'
    Students from many different background came together to celebrate the 'festival of colours'
  • Holi participants pose for the camera
    Holi participants pose for the camera
  • The Holi participants take a group photo after being drenched in color
    The Holi participants take a group photo after being drenched in color
  • The paint is made in buckets by mixing water with colored powders
    The paint is made in buckets by mixing water with colored powders
  • Students share laughs and enjoy celebrating together
    Students share laughs and enjoy celebrating together
  • Students have fun while throwing different-colored powders at one another
    Students have fun while throwing different-colored powders at one another
  • More fun at the Holi celebration
    More fun at the Holi celebration
  • The group dances along to some Indian music
    The group dances along to some Indian music
March 24, 2018
SGA & GEO hosted an event to celebrate Holi, the Hindu “festival of colors”

On Saturday, March 24th, SGA & GEO hosted an event to celebrate Holi, a Hindu festival also known as the “festival of colours”. The holiday indicates the change of seasons from winter to spring, and the victory of good over evil. Holi is celebrated mainly in India and other countries in southern Asia at the beginning of March, but because of inclement weather, Washington College students celebrated on March 24th.

The event kicked off with a bonfire on Friday, March 23rd, which symbolized the burning of Holika, the devil. This was followed by the actual Holi celebration and festival of colours the day after. Students from many different backgrounds and beliefs took part in the festival by dancing and throwing colorful powders at one another; the powders were non-toxic and natural.


Last modified on Mar. 27th at 4:35pm by Nick Blake.