Shawnigan celebrated the popular Hindu festival Holi this week with a lively evening of activities and culinary delights.
The festivities began with a colourful celebration in the quad, with House cohorts taking turns throwing coloured powder on each other. The event was set up in roped off areas as a dual between two Houses, with the “cleanest” House declared winner of the dual. A dance party erupted as Houses waited their turn to throw the colour powder or enter the Dining Hall.
A spectacular Spirit Meal prepared by our dining team in Marion Hall followed. Eaten in shifts in House cohorts, the stunning feast boasted a multi-faceted menu that included garlic naan, coconut milk murukku, vegetable samosa with chutney, aloo gobi, papri chaat (fried dough with chickpea and potato), beef vindaloo, butter chicken, and rasmalai for dessert.
The evening was a huge hit with both students and staff. Many people could still be heard talking about it the next day, and more than one person declared that it was the best meal they had ever eaten at Shawnigan!
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