The Bangor Indian Society recently celebrated the festival of colours and as expected, it was an event that incited a lot of excitement! Holi, the festival of colours, is a traditional hindu festival that marks the celebration of many things. It signifies the triumph of good over evil, the end of winter and the arrival of spring. The day is used to meet up with friends, repair relationships and to laugh and enjoy the thrilling parts of life together. This is celebrated by affectionately playing with coloured powder, dousing each other in water or throwing coloured powder on each other. The aim of this spring festival is to set a positive tone for the rest of the year, and to bring in the spring season, which ties into the colours and positive vibes Holi aims to convey. On the 6th of March, the Bangor Indian Society hosted an event in honour of Holi. The event was held in Powis Hall located in Main Arts, and guests in attendance saw a variety of events! From indian classical dances, acoustic covers of popular Bollywood songs, and a few Bollywood dances, the event was celebrated in all its grandeur.
Bangor Indian Society’s Chairman Sahil Bathija had a few words to say regarding the exciting event: “To celebrate this festival outside of India has a significant impact towards everyone. What Bangor Indian Society’s aims to do, is bring back the culture and remembrance of every big festival that is celebrated across India and that even though we’re far away from home, India will always be close to our heart and we do that by gathering everyone together for nights like these!” The festivities are only getting started. The Society hosted an actual colour event this week. Students got to enjoy the festival by participating in the event, and got a chance to douse each other in a variety of colour powders. Keep an eye out on the Bangor Indian Society Facebook page for exciting updates regarding the event, and others similar to this in the future. Happy Holi to all the Indians of Bangor! Hope the festivities away from home are just as memorable.