Celebrate Holi this weekend with a free giveaway from the Center for International Affairs.
Holi is known as the “festival of colors” and celebrates the arrival of spring after a long winter. It is also a time for building relationships through play and laughter. Although primarily celebrated in India and Nepal, Holi is observed in many other countries throughout Southeast Asia and around the world. The festival is celebrated by throwing colored powders and water at others.
As the ongoing impacts of the pandemic have prevented the Center for International Affairs from hosting its traditional, in-person event, this year’s celebration combines Holi traditions with opportunities for students to prioritize their mental health.
Students can pick up a free Holi Celebration Package on Friday, March 26 or Monday, March 29 at multiple locations on campus.
The package includes:
Rangoli design coloring pages
- Box of crayons
- Candy that is popular in Holi celebrations
- Information about Holi and how coloring is an effective mindfulness practice to support mental health
The Holi Celebration Packages will be available on Friday, March 26 and Monday, March 29 at the following locations:
- Tomlinson Hall, Lobby
- Nord Hall, Fifth Floor
- Tinkham Veale University Center, Sparta Center
- Carlton Commons, Lower Dining Room
- Leutner Commons, Dining Room
The packages will be laid out on tables in each location and students can just stop by and pick one up.
Students who are learning remotely this semester can participate in the celebration from home! The Center for International Affairs has included coloring pages and information about Holi and mindful coloring on its website.