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On March 18, Auburn University will join those around the world to celebrate Holi, the incredibly popular “Festival of Colors” or “Festival of Love” and one of the most celebrated festivals in India.

Considered a most joyous holiday, Holi celebrates the arrival of spring and the passing of winter, as well as the triumph of good over evil. Despite having roots in Hinduism and being an Indian holiday that has been celebrated for more than 1600 years, it has spread, and now other parts of South Asia, the United States and countries around the world celebrate it each year. As the name “Festival of Colors” would suggest, the holiday is commemorated by long festivals where participants toss colors at each other in celebration.

This year, the celebration will be hosted at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, on the Campus Green. For more information about this year’s celebration, please visit AUinvolve or the Campus Event Calendar.

In past years, Auburn has been proud to host expansive Holi celebrations with significant student participation and engagement. The Auburn Family is invited to learn more by getting involved with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s Cross Cultural Center for Excellence and the Indian Student Organization.

To learn more about Auburn’s events and initiatives from this past year, along with information on Auburn’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community and other notes of cultural recognition, please visit OID’s websiteInstagram page and Auburn’s DEI landing page, or by signing up for the OID newsletter.