Cal students celebrate Holi Festival in riot of color

UC Berkeley students on Lower Sproul Plaza on Saturday April 14 celebrating Holi. Photo: Michael Armbrust

UC Berkeley students have embraced the traditional Holi Festival which sees Hindus in India, Pakistan and Nepal, among others, celebrate the arrival of spring in a riot of color. Saturday on campus, hundreds of them gladly allowed themselves to be drenched both with colored powders and water. Luckily for Berkeleyside, Michael Armbrust was on hand to take the photographs shown here.

A girl dances in the middle of a crowd of students covered in colored powders marking Holi. Photo: Michael Armbrust

Holi is known as the spring or color festival. Students are hosed down after being covered in Holi powders. Photo: Michael Armbrust

Related:
Say hello to spring: celebrating Holi [04.18.11]

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  • Library user

    Gorgeous photos, really captures the spirit of the celebration!