This past weekend some friends and I went to an event sponsored by one of the clubs at our school through student life. I’ve talked about the cheap-o ski trip my student life office offered. And now I’m going to talk about this one. This one was free and a ton of fun. If you don’t already know what’s available through your student life office, I seriously suggest you go check it out.
We went to a Holi celebration at our local Hindu temple. What is Holi? From what I learned, it’s a multi-meaning holiday. It’s there to celebrate the coming of spring, the battle between good and evil, and COLORS! Participants smear and throw colored chalk on each other. Here’s some things I learned about the colors themselves:
- People were very generous sharing theirs with us, but if I went again, I think I’d bring some of my own.
- When putting colored on a person, you’re trying to cover an area that is not already colored. Especially on the face.
- It’s traditional to wear all white to the event, but not at all necessary. We got many comments, “Oh, that’s perfect for Holi!” from a bunch of the temple’s regular patrons dressed in jeans and normal t-shirts. I guess I’d rather be overdressed than underdressed!
- The chalk washes out of hair and skin really easily. 😉
I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about two specific Holi related issues. Here are my answers:
1. Where can I buy Holi chalk?
Knowing where to buy Holi chalk depends on your locale. But I found some online at Amazon. Just click on the below picture and it will take you right there.
2. How do I wash Holi chalk out of my hair?