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What a Holi Festival

The Cornell Hindu Students Council (HSC) hosted Holi, one of the most popular events of the semester weekends ago in the courtyard between Myron Taylor and Anabel Taylor Hall. Holi, also knows as the “Festival of Indian Colors” is a traditional festival celebrated in India, Bangladesh and Nepal during the spring. Participants celebrate the auspicious event by smearing rung or colored powders on each other.

The first 400 participants received free Holi t-shirts:

Students Covered in Colored Powder!

Participants show off their "true colors"

The event gathered 800+ people on a beautiful Saturday afternoon as groups of friends ran after one another throwing an assortment of pinks, oranges, blues and greens at each other, while rocking out to thumping Bhangra hits and Bollywood dance numbers. We were handed bags of rung as we entered, and started attacking each other right away! I had the most fun gathering friends together and plotting against other groups of friends, chasing each other around like a bunch of giddy 5-year-olds. The old adage of not being able to “pick on girls” was thrown out the window as groups of guys would lift up an unsuspecting girl and smear color all over her. Jolly good fun I tell you :)

Several students on the Cornell Raas and Bhangra teams decided to pay homage to Cornell, Holi-style:

Students Spelling Out Cornell in the Courtyard

Students spelling out Cornell in the courtyard

tgiving-08-2 Post By: Raihan Faroqui ’10