When I went to participate in Holi Moli on Friday, I had no idea what to expect. The only thing I knew was that there was paint involved. I couldn’t believe the number of students that filled Polk Place.
Everywhere I could see, there were students in t-shirts holding and trading packets of colored powder. We all eagerly anticipated the moment we were allowed to rush onto the tarps, open our paint packets, and proceed to cover friends and strangers in bright colors.
But what is Holi?
Holi is a Hindu celebration of the end of the winter months and the beginning of spring.
The season of Holi is celebrated by Hindus over sixteen days with traditional bonfires lit the day before the main day of festivities, the day we celebrated in Polk Place with “Holi Moli.”