CA families throw colors and celebrate Holi. (Panya Bhinder’21/Staff)
On Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 pm, Columbus Academy families came together at the Lower School playground to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi, ushering in spring with love and color.
Traditionally held in mid-March, Holi, also called the festival of colors, commemorates the end of winter with a day to forget troubles, meet new people, and celebrate with love.
According to Hindu legend, Holi symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and serves as a day to forget and forgive. Although its roots lie in Hindu religious traditions, Holi is also celebrated by non-Hindus throughout South Asia.
Participants use colored powders to decotate themselves as they dance, sing, and enjoy each other’s company. In India, people celebrate on the streets, with the colors creating a rainbow of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.
A diverse CA community of students and faculty celebrated the beauty of Holi and enjoyed Indian music and food (even while getting a little streaked).