By Anusha Trivedi '23
On Friday, March 4th, Notre Dame’s South Asian Student Association held a Holi celebration after school. Holi is a Hindu festival originating in India where participants wear white clothing and toss colorful powders at each other. The story behind this festival of colors varies throughout India, but a common belief is that it celebrates the love between Krishna and Radha from the Hindu mythology. It takes place every year on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna.
For the South Asian Student Association’s event, students donned white shirts and gathered in Pardini Park for some lively music and snacks. By the end of the event, there was no white to be found on their shirts as every participant was covered in colorful, bright powder. Through this playful celebration, students were able to have fun and share their culture with their friends.