Happy Holi!

 

Each year UCLA students come together to celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors. This year more than 1,000 students found their best white clothes they didn’t mind getting dirty and attended our own version of the festival at our very own Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (or more commonly known among students as just Sunset Rec) where we got dry paint and threw it all over each other and just had a blast. It was really great seeing students of all different cultures coming together to learn about, support, and celebrate this Indian holiday that some people may not have even known about otherwise (including myself). The crowd was filled with  a lot of familiar faces but even more people I’ve never met before. Even though everyone there came from different backgrounds, everyone was involved in different activities on and off campus, and everyone came from different unique places, in the end we all came together and did a giant UCLA 8-clap together. This made me so proud to be a Bruin because  even though I had never met most of these people before we were able to bond over lots of paint and the fact that we’re all UCLA students. I can’t wait to go again next year!