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Sunday, 23 September 2012 21:28

Event photos: Celebration of Oneness at Strauss Park, Saturday, September 22

Holi Festival of Colors at the Celebration of Oneness Holi Festival of Colors at the Celebration of Oneness Virginia Harold
Written by Virginia Harold

Celebration of Oneness took place in Strauss Park on Saturday. The event was a gathering of diverse cultures, showcasing music, dance, poetry, storytelling and ending with a Holi Festival of Colors.

The event brought together many people of all kinds to embrace differences and to experience the sounds and expressions of other cultures, including Brazilian dance and song, Argentinian folk music, Mexican folk dance, Liberian dance, Greek music and more. The Festival of Colors is intended to unify all by the tossing of vibrantly colored powders into the air and onto one another, coating everyone in the same colors.

The event kicked off the St. Louis Cross-Cultural Engagement Campaign, sponosored by Gitana Productions and the Regional Arts Commission, which culminates in the conference "Cross-Cultural Engagement: Building a Diverse and Dynamic Community."

All photos by Virginia Harold.