Holi Fest Welcomes Spring, Embraces Hindu Culture
Hundreds in Gainesville celebrated the start of spring with a "Festival of Colors."
The Holi Fest was held at the University of Florida's Flavet field this afternoon.
It's part of a Hindu holiday which celebrates the beginning of spring and events in Hindu mythology.
The festivities included the tradition of throwing and applying colored water and powders on family and friends.
"Being part of this new spring is very meaningful and I did enjoy it a lot, you know, the whole part of being thrown with colors, and getting wet, and dancing with your fellow students. It's very entertaining," said Kimberly Nogueira, festival attendee.
"It was a really great opportunity to step outside of what I know and my comfort zone and really enthrall myself into someone else's culture," said UF student Angelina Moscatello.
This is the second year UF organizations have sponsored the event.
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