Come be part of a COLORFUL dance party! Featuring Indian street food, and LOTS of colored powder, water games, badminton, Cricket, music, and traditions associated with Holi and Basant!
**First 100 CWRU guests (CWRU ID) receive a free kite
**First 400 CWRU guests (CWRU ID) will receive a free "CWRU" white Tshirt
**This event is open to the community! Color is safe and non-toxic, but may be stain certain clothing so please plan accordingly.
Though primarily celebrated in India and Nepal, Holi is observed in many other countries throughout Southeast Asia and around the world. Originating in Hindu legend, Holi traditionally commemorated the act of the dark blue god Krishna applying color to the face of his soul mate. Known as being the festival of colors, Holi celebrations consists of the throwing of colored powders and waters at others.
The festival celebrates the arrival of Spring (Basant) and thanksgiving for a good harvest in addition to being seen as a day used for building relationships through play and laughter.
More information: https://case.edu/international/events/holi
Research guide: http://researchguides.case.edu/Holi-BasantPanchami
This event is sponsored by The Center for International Affairs, The Office of Multicultural Affairs,the Office of the Provost and First Year Experience.