Let color fill the air every spring as you celebrate Holi with friends and fellow classmates.
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Wednesday, March 8 is the Celebration of Holi — the festival of colors that marks the beginning of spring in the Hindu calendar.

Holi started in southern Asia and has now spread all over the world. Poems mention the celebration taking place in India at least since the 4th Century.

The celebration includes throwing colored powder on each other and using water balloons to get others all wet. The colors have different meanings from love to new beginnings. During the day, Holi is about getting covered in bright colors. At night, people share food and sweet treats.

The festival is also about the divine love of Radh Krishna, and it signifies the triumph of good over evil. As more and more people from southern Asia spread around the world, Holi and other Hindu holidays are celebrated.

Some may remember the spread of Color Runs in the U.S. during the mid-2010’s. These 5K runs started in the southwest, but were inspired by Holi.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Center for Faith and Spirituality

For more information, contact:

Kara Baylor: kbaylor@carthage.edu