Photos: Duke students celebrate Holi

Duke Diya—the undergraduate South Asian Student Association—hosted the annual Holi festival on Abele Quadrangle this weekend. 

Holi is the Hindu festival of colors, and it celebrates the beginning of the spring harvest.

More than a hundred students gathered on Abele Quad to participate in the annual Holi celebration Saturday afternoon. 

Students enjoyed the Bollywood music and lively atmosphere.

Colorful powder and water filled the air.

Holi is a tradition originally from India, but it is now celebrated all over the world.

Duke Diya's mission is to build appreciation for and showcase South Asian culture.

Juniors Shreya Bhatia and Yousuf Rehman will be the co-presidents of Diya next year.

Members of Duke Dhamaka, the university's competitive bhangra team, also enjoyed participating in Holi.

Some students recommend applying oil before celebrating Holi to speed up the cleaning process.


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