Slideshow: Festival of Colors at Hampshire College

By Michelle Williams

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Through a cloud of colorful dust at Hampshire College, students could be seen throwing, smearing and splashing bright powders on each other in celebration of Holi.

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is a traditional holiday that welcomes the arrival of spring and anticipates of a good harvest for the season.

The free event was held on the library lawn of Hampshire College Thursday afternoon and featured Indian and Pakistani dishes from local restaurant The Garden, in Agawam, which came with a warning.