UC Berkeley students celebrate the Holi Festival of Colors

Cal students marked the Indian Holi Festival of Colors on Saturday April 13 in the Berkeley hills. Photo: Ted Friedman

The Holi Festival of Colors was celebrated Saturday by a mob of brightly painted UC Berkeley students high in the Berkeley hills, near the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Berkeleyside contributing photographer Ted Friedman captured these images of the event, which was sponsored by Cal’s Indian Student Association.

Photo: Ted Friedman

The traditional Holi Festival sees Hindus in India, Pakistan and Nepal, among others, celebrate the arrival of spring in a riot of color.

In past years, Cal students have marked the festival in Sproul plaza. The new location, way above the campus, seemed not to have hurt attendance. Hundreds of students threw packets of paint powder and water over each other to create a smiling, multi-hued mass.

Photo: Ted Friedman

Related:
Cal students celebrate Holi Festival in riot of color [04.16.12]
Say hello to spring: celebrating Holi [04.18.11]

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