Horizons International held a Holi celebration on Sunday March 20th on Frat Hill.
Holi is a traditional event for the Indian community that is celebrated in every part of India, and the OWU organization hoped to bring the festival’s joy and enthusiasm to campus.
From smearing eachother with colors and to enjoying a plate full of samosas, the festival of Holi ushers in a carnivalesque mood among people of all age groups, every year.
Holi celebrates the arrival of spring, and commemorates the victory of good over evil in Hindu traditions.
Traditionally the colors used in Holi came from flowers and herbs which in the hot climate of India tend to produce bright natural dyes and stay on whatever clothes people are wearing during the celebration.
With the throwing of colored powder and water balloons, Holi has become known as India’s most vivid, joyous festival.
The Horizons committee made sure that the colors used during Holi were made from natural organic sources, and the group also gave away white t-shirts for the students to wear during the color fights, in order to create souvenirs from the event.
The arrangements also included traditional Indian food such as Vada Pav, Mango Lassi, Rose Lassi Bhel Puri and Chana Chaat.
Those in attendance were able to share the experience of the Indian community and celebrate their event with joy.