Trinity Students Celebrate the Colourful Festival of Holi
Mar 15, 2012
Students at Trinity College Dublin marked the spring festival of Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, with a celebration in Front Square yesterday that saw students throw coloured powder at each other. Organised by Trinity’s Indian Society, the Trinity celebrations for the Holi festival aimed to embrace and promote multiculturalism within the College and Ireland. Over 150 members of the student body joined in the celebration that also featured music and dancing.
Holi, often referred to as the ‘festival of colours’, is an Indian festival that bids farewell to winter and marks the emergence of spring and is one of the most widely celebrated Indian festivals worldwide. Stemming from Indian folklore, the festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and bridges the gap between social classes.
Students celebrate during the Holi 'festival of colours' at Trinity College Dublin.
President of Trinity College Dublin’s Indian Society, Akash Sikka said: “The event was a fantastic success and genuinely encompassed the jovial and open spirit that Holi aims to cultivate. Indian culture is known for its colours and vibrancy and the celebration at Trinity perfectly showcased this. It served as a valuable opportunity to show the student body the real India, and the unity and equality represented by this festival. The event also highlighted the important role the Indian Society plays in College life.”
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