Asha Stanford Holi – Festival Of Colours

Asha Holi Festival of Colors 2012 by Peter Adams.
Over 10,000 people attend the Holi festival of colors held at Standford University on April 8th 2012. The festival was organized by Asha for Education.

It’s sometimes easy to forget about the seasons here in Startup Land because we only have two: nice and rainy. Luckily, this year I had a new fun way to remember that it’s Spring: Holi!

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus all over of the world. The festival marks the end of winter and a return to the colors of spring. As such, participants celebrate by dancing, singing and adorning everything (and everyone) with bright colored powders. Asha for Education held Holi at Standford University this past weekend where more than 10,000 people gathered for two days of performances, celebration and, of course, color throwing.

I’m still washing all of the color out of the camera, but am happy to report that a good time was had by all. I took far too many photos to feature them all on one page so below is just a short set of favorites. You can see the rest of the photos over on this page.