Free Comic Book Day, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Associations’s spring home tour, the first ever California Bookstore Day, Hip Hop in the Park, a Nutty Run, a riot of color at the Hindu Holi Festival, and a Native American style pow wow… never let it be said that there’s nothing to do on a spring weekend in Berkeley.
Berkeley’s Strawberry Creek was running bright orange today, but residents can rest assured there was nothing toxic in the water.
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.
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.