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Rang Barse-2019

Rang Barse-2019

Don’t get upset, it’s Holi 🏵️

परेशान मत हो, यह होली है ( Bura na Mano-HOLI HAI !!!! )

What a better way to welcome the spring with this colorful festival. Happy Holi to all. Feliz primavera para todos. –Clarissa Falco Shnitzer


Holi represents the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It is also said to be the enactment of a game the Hindu god Lord Krishna played with his consort Radha and the gopis, or milkmaids. The story represents the fun and flirtatiousness of the gods but also touches on deeper themes: of the passing of the seasons and the illusory nature of the material world.

Traditionally the colors used in Holi came from flowers and herbs—which in the hot climate of India tend to produce bright natural dyes—but today they’re usually synthetic. The tub of crimson powder the driver handed me was almost fluorescent; holding this as my weapon of choice, I walked into the Holi smoke.

Rang Barse Event-March 30th-2019 at SMDCAC