Yellow, the colour of turmeric, a spice used in India, represents deities and happiness.[Photo @ Jake Greenwood]
Ottawa-area students help celebrate Holi with flying colours
By Leah Coppella and Jacob Greenwood
You might have noticed clouds of colour emanating from Lansdowne Park recently. The cause was a celebration by the Association for Students from India who hosted a bash to mark Holi, the annual Hindu spring festival that marks a triumph of good over evil.
Event co-ordinators Aishwarya Purohit and Mugdha Manerkar honoured the day in the Horticulture Building, where 125 pounds of coloured powder was thrown in traditional Indian style.