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Photos: Holi celebration brings color to campus



Hundreds of pounds of colored wheat flour are thrown into the air by University students to celebrate Holi on May 19. The celebration, put on by UO Students of the Indian Subcontinent, drew an sizable and enthusiastic crowd to the Education Lawn behind the Knight Library. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Todd Parker slides down a makeshift water slide the at Holi celebration on the education lawn behind the Knight Library Thursday, May 19, 2011. Holi is a springtime Hindu religious celebration observed primarily in India where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

UO Students of the Indian Subcontinent (SIS) Director and University sophomore Saraga Reddy hands out dishes of colored wheat flour for the Holi celebration on May 19. SIS purchased over 150 lbs of wheat flour in anticipation of the event, according to Reddy. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Nandini Mitra applies colored paste to Shiva Ramachandran's face at the Holi celebration on the education lawn behind the Knight Library Thursday, May 19, 2011. Holi is a springtime Hindu religious celebration observed primarily in India where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Amanda Ellis gets sprayed by water at the Holi celebration on the education lawn behind the Knight Library Thursday, May 19, 2011. Holi is a springtime Hindu religious celebration observed primarily in India where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

An energetic crowd of University students danced, and enjoyed the festivities at Holi, a springtime Hindu religious celebration where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

University sophomore, J.R. Maffie sprays fellow sophomore Bruce Chaddock in the face with a hose during the Holi celebration on May 19. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

University senior, Emily Pankey (left), escapes the fray of students throwing colored wheat flour and water into the air for Holi, a springtime Hindu religious celebration where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Participants use water guns and cups of colored powder at Holi celebration on the education lawn behind the Knight Library Thursday, May 19, 2011. Holi is a springtime Hindu religious celebration observed primarily in India where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Nandini Mitra (left), Rupa Malakar (center), and Shiva Ramachandran (right) spray each other with water during the Holi celebration put on by UO Students of the Indian Subcontinent (SIS) in observance of the Hindu religious celebration. Rupa, from Nepal, described the SIS event as "like a rave party." (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Students get hosed down at the Holi celebration on the education lawn behind the Knight Library Thursday, May 19, 2011. Holi is a springtime Hindu religious celebration observed primarily in India where people throw colored water and powder at each other. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

University students scoop colored wheat flour out of tubs on the Education Lawn behind the Knight Library for the Holi celebration, put on by UO Students of the Indian Subcontinent (SIS). SIS purchased over 150 lbs of wheat flour for the event. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Nandini Mitra dances at the Holi celebration on the education lawn behind the Knight Library Thursday, May 19, 2011. Holi is a springtime Hindu religious celebration observed primarily in India where people throw colored water and powder at each other. Mitra is from India. "I had a lot of fun," she said. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

University students danced and enjoyed the sunlight at the Holi celebration, put on by UO Students of the Indian Subcontinent on May 19. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Editor’s note: The Daily Emerald’s story on Holi can be found here.


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