Holi Festival of Colors welcomes spring

Students participating in the Holi Festival of Colors at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

Victoria Abella/Staff Writer

The Student Programming Council at the Biscayne Bay Campus hosted Holi the Festival of Colors on Thursday, March 21, to welcome spring.

Students dined on Aloo Gobi, an Indian dish made of potatoes and cauliflower, and waved colorful streamers as a part of the festival. Photo by Victoria Abella.

Traditionally in India, the Holi festival brings people together to welcome a new season, both literally and metaphorically. As one of India’s major festivals, people look forward to this time of joy and relationship bonding and repairing. Rooted in Hindu meanings, people annually throw variety-colored water and powder at each other.

SPC gave students a taste of the celebration by handing out colorful streamers with a tiny bell on top. Students waved their streamers for pictures at the event.

Catered from Zaika Indian Cuisine, students dined on Aloo Gobi, an Indian dish made of potatoes and cauliflower, sauteed with fresh herbs.

Global Strategic Communications graduate student Getanjalie Jathu was pleased of the representation of India’s culture and celebrating their holidays. “This is a great initiative,” she said.

Stay tuned to @FIUSPCBBC on Instagram for future events.

Featured image by Victoria Abella.

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