Students heralded the start of spring with an on-campus celebration of Holi March 8.

The Asian Cultural Association, South Asian Student Association, Grossman House, and MSU invited the Lafayette community to gather on the Quad to celebrate the holiday. Emily Rotola ’24, one of the organizers of the event, says 50-100 participants threw colorful powder and enjoyed South Asian treats as part of the celebration.

“Holi is a Hindu, Sikh, and Jain tradition celebrating the triumph of good versus evil and the love of the Hindu deity Krishna,” Rotola explains. “It also signifies that spring is coming.”

Rotola says during Holi, many partake in the religious aspects of the holiday the night before. “It is also a celebration of bringing people together and enjoying a fun time, great food, and prayers.”

During the Lafayette event, participants could sample samosas and enjoy South Asian and Bollywood music.

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