Holi marks a celebration of spring and community

A celebration of Holi on Friday, April 1 brought students together to throw color powders symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, as well as Penn’s multicultural pride and community.

Students throw colorful powder into the air on College Green.
After a long and cold winter, students were happy to celebrate the arrival of spring in the sunshine during the Penn Holi Celebration.

After a long, cold winter, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, spring has officially sprung with the celebration of Penn Holi 2022. In spirit of the Hindu Festival of Colors, students donned Holi shirts and threw color powders to symbolize the triumph of good over evil as well as Penn’s multicultural pride and community. Penn Holi 2022 was a collaboration led by the Penn Hindu & Jain Association and class boards, with co-sponsorship from Penn Traditions, PRISM’s (Programs for Religious, Interfaith, and Spiritual Matters) Faith Fund, and Rangoli, the Indian Association at Penn. The Holi celebration also featured Penn performers Penn Dhamaka, Penn Hype Crew, Penn Raas, West Philly Swingers, PENNaach, and Penn Masti.

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