Holi festival adds a burst of colour to Trinity College front square
2016-04-01 11:03:26 -

By Meghan Nosal


Over 600 Trinity students crowded into the college’s gated Front Square to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi on 23 March.

Better known in the west as the festival of colours, when crowds gather to throw coloured powders at each other in a fun atmosphere, Holi is the oldest Hindu festival, dating back well over 2,000 years.

Holi celebrates fertility, love,  the end of winter and the triumph of good over evil. In India, it is a day where all people can celebrate as one community regardless of caste or creed.

Hosted in Dublin by the Trinity Indian Society, the event sold out quickly as students of all races and religions came out to party and dance while throwing paint on each other. 

But the event had a greater purpose other than fun and frolics, as society president Siddharth Hitkari said over €700 was raised for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).

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