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Colours of love

Shayal Devi
Sunday, March 16, 2014

HOLI is no longer a festival marked only by Hindus, this much was evident at Sabeto in Nadi on Friday.

Sabeto Central School headteacher Abhinesh Raj said since the school's inception 96 years ago, students celebrated Holi and the message had passed on to their families as well.

"It's the festival of colours and we are trying to blend all the cultures while celebrating," he said.

"One of the most important things about this festival is that it allows students to learn about forgiveness."

Mr Raj said students of non-Hindu background participated in the celebrations with equal zeal as their Hindu counterparts.

The festival is to be marked tomorrow but some schools in the West started celebrations early.

The origins of Holi are derived from a Hindu legend in which the sister of a demon king, Holika, burns while trying to kill her nephew Prahlada.

On the eve of Holi an effigy of Holika is made and burnt in a bonfire, which is a reminder of the symbolic victory of good over evil.





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