Holi: A Blast of Color

Every spring, people all around the world celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and love. The festival originated as an ancient Hindu tradition that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of the agricultural season. During the festival, children and youth spray colorful powdered paint at each other while elders smear paint on each others’ faces. Holi is no longer celebrated uniquely by Hindus but has spread to non-Hindu parts of Europe and North America. Two weeks ago Truman State University’s International Club and Namaste Nepal collaborated to host the school’s first ever Holi.

Fortunately, the weather took a turn for the better. It turned out to be a warm, sunny day to frolic in the grass and enjoy Lassi, an indian yogurt drink. Check out these event snapshots!

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Josh is a senior economics major and media team co-leader at the International Student Affairs Office.

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