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UC to Host Beautifully Messy Festival of Colors

Traditional Holi Festival of Colors Held 'Round the World

Written By Colleen Bierstine '15, PR Intern

Event sponsored by a number of student groups


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Utica, NY (04/15/2014)
- Utica College will host the Holi Festival of Colors on Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m. on the residential quad.

The messy but fun festival involves releasing a spectrum of colored powders into the air, coating participants in a rainbow of splatters. The festival of colors is traditionally held in India and Pakistan, but places around the world now hold their own celebrations.

Holi was originally a commemoration of good harvests and fertile land. Now, it is has evolved into a way of celebrating the beginning of the new spring season.

Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose to commemorate events in Hinduism, representing the triumph of good over bad.

The event is free and open to the college community. It is co-sponsored by a number of student groups, including the Asian Student Union, IGC, Student Senate, UC Medical Society, Investment Club, WPNR, and the Organization of Justice Studies. 

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