Holi at USC

July 25, 2017

Posted: May 8, 2017, 11:04pm

Holi is one of the most awaited festivals celebrated in the Indian sub –continent. More commonly known as the ‘Festival of Colors’, a vast majority of western diaspora also looks forward to it with an equal enthusiasm.  On 26th March 2017, the Association of Indian Students organized the celebration right in front of the Leavey Library. Leavey Library is one place where practically every grad student lives. So the importance of celebrating Holi right in front of it has a rather enhanced meaning to it!

In that sunny evening, we all got ready to be drenched in colors and play with water out in the open lawns. That is to put it in extremely simplistic terms. What makes this a memorable experience is how one ends up befriending strangers while everyone almost looks like an unidentifiable object. It is beautiful how we forget all bounds and immerse ourselves in all those flamboyant colors. The water guns are the essential weapons that when used on the target, only given them more life! Thanks to AIS, there was amazing Indian music that was being played in the background. In that moment of ecstasy, everybody felt this really strong connection, back with our land, with all the music and memories circling around. It was really nostalgic for me.

Another reason why I ended up enjoying Holi quite a bit was the fact that I had just finished a month long image processing assignment. I was pretty worked up because of it and this frolic proved really refreshing that day.

Published on July 25th, 2017

Last updated on August 10th, 2017