Holi Colour Run (A UVic Event in the Quad)

Annually, UVic Indian Students’ Association and Vikes Nation puts on an afternoon event in the quad for Holi!

Since Holi signifies the triumph of good over evil with the power of will, this event is to help UVic students overcome stress and worries, especially during March before exam season!

As you can see in this photo, colourful chalk is thrown around the quad and all over students. There are THOUSANDS of colour packets to choose from that students get to throw around. Students are encouraged to wear white clothing! The chalk is dry and washes off easily.

There is a UVic photographer on site for the full event to capture many memories of UVic students having fun. Loud music is played for students to dance to together!

Hindu music that is upbeat and fun is played to reflect the Holi Hindu festival with dancing, singing, and throwing of powder paint and coloured water. Traditionally, Holi is known as the “festival of colours” to celebrate spring, love, and new life.

UVic is a diverse and inclusive environment that embraces all cultures and religions, and so the UVic Indian Students’ Association promotes Indian culture on campus through events such as this.

The Indian Students’ Association is one of the most active clubs on campus which organizes events EVERY week! These events are fun and inclusive like movie night, sports, potlucks, hikes, and outings to large celebrations like Holi and Diwali.

The Holi Colour Run event is:

  • On campus
  • Free (no $)
  • Open to everyone (all genders/cultures/races/religions)
  • 2 hours long
  • Happens every year in March
  • Fun

All students who attend are expected to:

  • be respectful of each other, and the UVic environment/land
  • throw the colour-powder safely (avoiding each other’s eyes and mouths)
  • appreciate the Hindu culture and religion of this event

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