Holi, Festival of Colors, to be celebrated April 7

The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life presents the sixth annual Holi, Festival of Colors celebration on Friday, April 7, at 4 p.m. at the Speakers Corner in front of Moseley.  A Japanese Shabbat follows at 7:30 p.m. in Numen Lumen Pavilion, McBride Gathering Space .

Holi is a Hindu holiday that heralds the arrival of spring and marks the triumph of good over evil.  Holi is also known as the festival of colors and the festival of love. Come learn about Holi and throw colorful paint at all of your friends. Dancing and singing is encouraged!

Because this is a traditional paint-throwing extravanganza, we ask that you observe these tips for Holi:

  • Wear old flip flops and remove them before stepping onto the Holi tarp – please put your shoes on before leaving in order to protect the sidewalks
  • Wear old clothes – Holi paint stains! Also, you might want to consider a ball cap unless you prefer to have colored hair (in this case, you will be pleased with the results which could last up to a week)
  • Don’t bring much with you – anything you carry after Holi WILL get paint on it – stash anything you bring across the sidewalk from the tarp set-up
  • Be careful when leaving Holi not to come in contact with walls, sidewalks, the interior of buildings, etc. until you have showered – showering immediately is a good idea
  • Clean up after yourself, especially in residence hall showers

Please also make plans to attend a Japanese Shabbat following Holi at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion, McBride Gathering Space!  Free Food!

Presented by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life and Elon Hillel