Holi- The Festival of Colours

  • 19 March 2017, 06:05
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The University of Dundee Indian Society (UDIS) had one of its biggest events this weekend called Holi- the festival of colours. This event has been very popular throughout the years and is defiantly a crowd favourite as everyone wants to get involved. The event itself was a result of a whole committee effort.

Holi is a festival that is celebrated in India and traditionally lasts over a period of two days. It celebrates the arrival of spring, fertility and the triumph of good over evil. During the festival people wear their white t-shirts and shades, gather in open grounds and chase each other around in an attempt to throw the coloured powder at one another- and this is exactly what we did! Not only were people throwing coloured powder (even at complete strangers) but were dancing and singing to the Bollywood beats, taking amazing photographs and videos, and generally just letting loose and going wild.

 

 

The festival enables everyone to get together regardless of their ethnicity, religion and social status as everyone is covered in powder and looks the same. And this is exactly what the society wants, which is to welcome everyone to have a great time together, create happiness and make ever lasting memories. 

 

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Hey guys! I am Simran Chopra, and I am a hybrid Indian by ethnicity but I grew up in the barren lands of the nomads- Oman. Now I am pretty sure most of you don’t know where Oman is, so let me give you a quick geography lesson. Oman is a small country located in the Middle East and is right by Dubai (UAE). Also why a hybrid Indian? That’s because I have parents from the North and South of India hence the term hybrid!

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