Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil and the beginning of spring. During the night of the first day of the festival, a fire is lit to commemorate the end of Holika, a demon burned by the god Vishnu. Holi is one of the oldest celebrations in India which already existed in ancient times. This Hindu festival, which marks the end of winter and early spring in India, is celebrated during the full moon of the month of Phalguna. On this day, the God Vishnu is worshiped.
Watch students of the UoM celebrating Holi below:
This festival is synonymous to color, joy and sharing. Faces smeared, wet clothes with colored water, many Mauritians celebrate Holi with fervor, as large as the smallest. The intensely colored powder that flow has a specific meaning: green for harmony, orange for optimism, blue for the vitality and red for joy and love. Our team wish you a Happy Holi.