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Celebrating Holi: The Festival of Colors

At a recent assembly, the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern Affinity Groups presented on the various celebrations held within their cultures to celebrate the arrival of spring. Holi, a Hindu and cultural tradition in South Asia and throughout the Indian diaspora, celebrates the arrival of spring, the spring harvest season, and the reconciliation of broken relationships. Holi is often referred to as the Festival of Colors, the Festival of Spring, and the Festival of Love. Friends, families, and strangers gather to throw “gulal,” a powdered paint, which represents all the bright colors that the spring season brings. Later in the day, Upper School students were able to experience the exuberance of the celebration on Grant Meadow. Enjoy the video from the celebration!
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.