USF students celebrate Holi by painting each other in colored powder on campus.
USF students coated each other
with fistfuls of powdery violets, blues, and greens in the center of campus
April 4, as they celebrated the Indian rites of spring festival Holi. Also
known as the festival of colors, Holi is an ancient Hindu celebration and takes
place just before the vernal equinox.
Students let the colored
cornstarch fly, painting each other’s clothes, skin,
and hair like brightly colored Easter eggs, during USF’s first-ever Holi celebration, organized by USF’s Indian Student Organization (ISO).
“It was so great to see students join in the fun, especially
those just walking by who dropped whatever they were doing,” said Mudit Suebsukchareon ’14, president of ISO. “That’s really the spirit: love, frolic, music, laughter.”
Suebsukchareon hopes even
more USFers take part next year and learn more about the Hindu celebration of
spring and love.
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