MEANINGS OF THE COLORS
Interfaith Interns Emerson Wells and Brittney Hope share an introduction to Holi.
A child in India talks about how he and his family celebrate Holi.
ELON'S HOLI CELEBRATION
A Note On This Year's Celebration
Happy Holi! We couldn’t have a “normal” Elon Holi celebration due to the pandemic, so we organized this year’s event to be physically distanced and as authentic as possible. This celebration includes an online educational component where individuals can learn about the Holi origin story, the symbolic nature and meanings behind the colored powder used in celebration, and the experiences of Elon faculty and alum. After working with EMPRESS, Elon’s Pan-Asian Women’s Club, we came up with the idea of a mask “tie-dying” event, using the Holi gulal powders to color masks. With Holi celebrating the triumph of good over evil, we’d like to think that this event, by navigating celebration and community during a pandemic that has caused so much harm, symbolizes that.
We have learned so much in the planning process of this event and want to thank those that shared their knowledge and experience with us.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Brittney Hope and Emerson Wells
(Interfaith Intern Coordinators for Holi)