3371810935_4cb6766180_b-1Aw Spring! The time of year where pink and purple girls and boys can be spotted walking through Sproul plaza, when that Bollywood song is stuck in your head all day, when….not your typical spring associations? Well then you are missing out!

Holi began in India as a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. According to Hindu tradition, there once was a demon who began to terrorize the three worlds. Being a typical demonic punk, he threatened the god Vishnu who had earlier destroyed his other demon brother in battle. However, the demon’s son, Prahlad, was despite his demon family tree, a devotee of the good Vishnu. Furious at his rebellious son, the demon asked both his demon sister and his good son Prahlad to sit inside a fire, in order to prove that Vishnu would not protect them. Well, as the story goes, Vishnu stuck by his main man Prahlad, but let the demon sister burn. Holi is the celebration of the burning of the dishonorable sister, and the rescue of the brave son. It is a celebration of life and rejuvenation, which UCB takes part in every year. read more »


Better than a scanwich? Probably. As we mentioned earlier, Holi–the Hindu festival of colors–was celebrated yesterday on Lower Sproul Plaza.  And given that the traditional festivities include throwing bright paint powder and water on one another, while dancing and generally merrymaking, you can imagine the fabulously high level of photo opportunity that resulted.

Naturally, Daily Cal photogs were all over it (especially since the event literally took place in the shadow of the DC office), snapping pretty pictures and whatnot.  So, without further ado, we’d like to direct your attention to the following awesome slideshowread more »



Get ready for some colorful mayhem on Lower Sproul Plaza this Sunday. Holi is the Hindu celebration of spring and a whole lot of color, and it’s about to paint the town red … and blue and yellow and green and purple.

Everyone is welcome. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (same goes for bras, FYI). White T-shirts are best.

When: Sunday, Mar. 15
Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Lower Sproul Plaza

Image Source: Christine Borden
Holi Hai! [UCB LJ]
Earlier: Good Time for a Holi Day


Yesterday Lower Sproul Plaza saw splashes of paint jet through the air and rainbowed hands smear powdered hues. The event brought together all kinds of students eager to celebrate Holi, a Hindu festival of spring and colors.

We followed our friends and got a little dirty ourselves. Below, our pictures from the early afternoon ruckus.

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