When it comes to the full moon of March and the beginning of spring, people are up for celebration. Of course there is our holiday of Purim, the greening of St. Patrick’s Day, and also the Hindu celebration of Holi.
The colorful Holi festival celebrates the triumph of good over bad. People greet each other in the street with hugs and well wishes. The festival starts the night before with a bonfire made up of all the dried leaves and branches left through the winter signifying the destruction of evil. The next morning, the good shines through with spring’s abundant colors. Children and Adults paint and spray colored powder solutions on each other. It is a festival unto its own.
If you are too busy with Purim and St. Patty’s Day, you can have a little Hali this April at CMU!