UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

Holi

On Friday afternoon, WashU students gathered for a spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is also known as the Festival of Colors, as it is celebrated by people throwing paint powder (usually scented). Bonfires are also traditionally lit during the festival to represent the history of the escape of young Prahlad from his demoness aunt, Holika, who tried to kill him by carrying him into a fire. It was a very fun festival for WashU students to participate in – especially after it turned into a full-out water balloon fight. After the thousands of water-balloons were used up, students resorted to playing in the mud. It was an awesome experience – I can’t wait for Holi next year.