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Holi at National College of Ireland

Posted by Owen Barnes on 20 March 2015


Staff and students celebrate Holi at National College of Ireland

Celebrated on March's full moon day, Holi is a fun-filled, boisterous and popular festival, not only in its native home, India, but in Ireland and NCI too. The tireless efforts of a handful of Indian students repainted, so to speak, people's experience of studying in Ireland. Sourcing materials from local Asian shops, these international students filled the hands of staff and students with hearty supplies of powders in green, yellow, red and purple. With these they helped spread their culture.

For those of you unaware of what this ancient festival signifies, it really is quite simple: forgiveness, the coming of spring and the ending of winter. This event is on the cards for next year too as the festival was such a resounding success this year.

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