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After a fun Snapchat Story of the Taiwan Lantern Festival we get to learn more about Holi in India today. While I was completely oblivious to the Taiwan Lantern Festival I do know a little bit about Holi from research I had done in the past for one of my websites. It is also a popular event at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) because they have a Holi Moli event in which students can go get “painted” with all the beautiful colors. Here are some of the screenshots of the Snapchat Story on Holi in India:
The Holi Moli UNC website has all kinds of valuable information as it relates to this festival. Here are some frequently asked questions:
What is Holi?
- Holi is the Hindu festival of spring and harvest. It is known as the festival of colors.
Why is Holi Celebrated?
- Holi is historically celebrated for the commencement of the harvest season. In the current day, the celebrations have grown to encompass love and color in festivals.
Where is Holi Celebrated?
- Holi is celebrated around the world by both Hindus and non-Hindus alike.
How is Holi Celebrated?
- Holi is most popularly celebrated through a festival in which a community gathers together and throws traditional, colored Holi powder (Gulal).
The History of Holi Moli at UNC:
- Holi was first celebrated on campus in 2008 by Hindu Yuva as an event for its members. In 2009, The UNC Campus Y began to collaborate with Yuva to make it a campus wide event. In this process, Yuva and The Campus Y approached Sangam and Student Government to take part as well.
By doing a few quick Google searches and scouring Wikipedia you can learn a lot more about Holi. Holi in 2015 is celebrated on March 6th and it will be interesting to see how UNC treats this event. In years past it was the case that Holi did not fall on the first day of Spring Break. It is also the day of a UNC baseball game and the day before the Duke Basketball Game so Holi Moli at UNC. You can learn much more here if you are planning to get “painted” at Holi Moli at UNC.