hands full of colorful powder

Festival of Colors

Celebrating our Global Diversity!

This year's Festival of Colors will take place on March 23, 2022.

UIW has celebrated Festival of Colors for over 10 years. A chance to showcase the global diversity of our students, staff, and faculty, the UIW Festival of Colors includes:

World Market - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Gate Circle

  • Vendors from around the globe
  • Cultural Activities hosted by participating UIW departments and students
  • Live DJ from KUIW
  • Musical and Dance Performances from around the world

A Campus-wide Holi celebration 3:45 - 5 p.m. at UIW Natatorium

  • Live Kirtan
  • History of Holi with Asian Studies Chair, Dr. Lopita Nath.

Festival of Colors World Market

The UIW Community hosts vendors from around the world including local cultural organizations and fair trade booths. UIW Offices, Departments, and student organizations also host various activities to showcase the diversity of your student body's cultural backgrounds.

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The Holi festival has religious and historical significance in ancient Hindu texts and a major festival in India.