Huh? What is Holi?
- Traditional spring festival celebrated by Hindus, commonly known as the “Festival of Colors.”
- Celebrated all over India and Nepal since ancient times, Holi welcomes the coming of spring.
- In most of India, Holi is celebrated the day after the full moon in March each year.
- Large bonfires are lit to ward off evil spirits on the eve of Holi.
- The day of, people flock to the streets, armed with Gulal (colored powder). People of all ages and professions can be found splashing water and Gulal on friends, family, and passers-by.
Wanna go to Holi?
- Holi will be celebrated on Friday, April 25th, from 12 – 2 pm on the Library Quad.
- Free Gulal and plenty of water will be made available.
- Music and a photo booth will be on site.
- There will be free giveaways of sunglasses and sport towels, and we will be hosting a raffle.
- Those participating are encouraged to wear a white t-shirt or other light-colored old clothing.
- This event is FREE and everyone is encouraged to join in!
Can’t Get Enough?
Check out some of the highlights from last year’s Holi event at EIU.
Be on the lookout for more info to come! Follow along at #eiuholi