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The Holi Festival is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. The Festival of Colors is a celebration of love, laughter, friendship, hope and joy. It is widely known as India’s most colorful festival, and is most commonly celebrated with gulal, colored powder imitating the colors of spring. Typically celebrated at the first full moon of Phalguna (March) in the Hindu calendar, Holi is a time for people of all ages and walks of life to come out and join in the revelry—to sing and dance with each other, to share food, and the hope of brighter days ahead. Holi has been popularized and is now enthusiastically celebrated all over the world.
This special event will bring to life Krishna and the popular story of Holi, while addressing issues related to colorism that impact many cultures across the globe. The puppet show will be followed by a dialogue moderated by Nina Davuluri. A panel of students, ages 8-18, will share their thoughts and experience about culture, identity, and colorism.
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