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BLOOMINGTON FESTIVALS

POSTED AT 11:08 AM ON Aug. 10, 2012  (UPDATED AT 11:26 AM ON Aug. 10, 2012)

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Every year, Bloomington puts on more than 15 major music, food and cultural festivals. Working with organizations both on and off-campus, the city puts on numerous events reflecting cultures from around the world.

Here is just a sample of some festivals held throughout the year.

For more information about these festivals and other events, check out www.idsnews.com/happenings and www.ois.indiana.edu.

WELCOME RECEPTION
IU's international students get to know each other during a welcome reception at the Leo Dowling International Center. The center organizes special events like this meet-and-greet to support the university’s 4,757 international students.

HOLI FESTIVAL
Holi is a Hindu festival welcoming the beginning of Spring. Known as the Hindu “Festival of Colors,” devotees traditionally cover each other with crushed and dyed rose petals which are meant to equalize all people despite their social status or gender.

LOTUS FESTIVAL
The Lotus Festival occurs every September and is meant to explore and celebrate different cultures of the world through music and arts.

VIETNAMESE CULTURE NIGHT
The Vietnamese Student Association’s Culture Night is an annual event that provides an opportunity to learn about the cultures, lifestyles, and traditions of Vietnam.

 

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