Holi festival comes to Georgia Southern

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Chris Carter

Georgia Southern University will be putting on its own Holi Festival of Colors.

The Holi Festival is a celebration traditionally practiced by Hindus and Sikhs. Holi has its origins in ancient hindu religious traditions.

It originates with Hindus in the area of India and Nepal but has spread to being practiced by many non-Hindus across south Asia. More recently the festival has begun to be practiced in Europe and North America in a similar way.

The festivals main attraction is people throwing colored powders and paints on each other. Coloring one another is seen as expression of love and acceptance. The festival is meant to signify the celebration of love, color, the beginning of spring and originally the triumph of good over evil.

Georgia Southern’s Holi festival will take place outside the dining commons and the University store at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 24th, 2016.

Attendance is free to all students, all that is needed is your eagle ID.

It is advised that those in attendance wear white t-shirts or clothes they do not mind getting smeared with colored powder.