The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Brazos County officials are distributing free backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for K-12 students on July 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan High Silver Campus Cafeteria.
Brazos County to distribute free school supplies
‘Back to School Bash’ invites K-12 families on July 12
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 11, 2024
Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Tarleton State on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Cortez selected by Los Angeles Angels with 45th pick in 2024 MLB Draft
Luke White, Sports Editor • July 14, 2024

Junior RHP Chris Cortez was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the 45th pick in the second round of the 2024 MLB Draft on Sunday, continuing...

Craig Reagans 1973 brown Mach 1 Mustang features custom stickers of Craig and his wife, and is completely rebuilt from the ground up. The interior was completely torn out and replaced with new dashboard and radio.
Compassion in the car community
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • July 9, 2024

This past Sunday, Cars and Coffee welcomed exactly one car: a sleek, brown Mustang that stood alone like a lone ranger in the Wild West. This...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

Holi 2016

At+Holi%2C+everyone+dances+around+and+drops+paint+on+others.+%26%23160%3BIts+a+fun+time+to+let+loose+and+have+a+good+afternoon.
Photo by Valerie Gunchick

At Holi, everyone dances around and drops paint on others.  It’s a fun time to let loose and have a good afternoon.

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
  • Dropping paint on anyone and everyone is the norm at Holi, it’s part of the festivities.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Holi is a celebration for all ages, singles, and families alike.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and throw some powder-paint.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Holi is a colorful celebration where merrymaking is partaken in by all.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Wiping paint on others heads and faces is a completely acceptable action at Holi.  When one does this, many also say, “Happy Holi”.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The emphasis of Holi is fun, and these two attendees had lots of fun dancing even while stacked on top of each other.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The Holi celebration at TAMU included colored powder-paint, lots of water, crowd surfing, and plenty of group photos.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • One of the main focuses of Holi is dancing- everyone participates.  Many different types of dancing can be seen, and many times strangers are teaching strangers their favorite dance.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • A conga line was formed at Holi and weaved all throughout the crowd. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • At Holi some people take the time to pose for the camera and some just keep on dancing- here, a Holi participant posed.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • One dance you can see multiple times at Holi is where people in a circle all mimic what one person does- here, the move is putting your finger on your face.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The main thing one notices upon attending Holi is that everyone wipes powder-paint on each others faces and heads.  It’s a gesture most do not run into in their everyday life.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The dense center of the crowd danced extensively and even raised many people to crowd surf. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Many people were lifted on to shoulders to throw paint around the crowd.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • While some say Holi is the least religious Hindu holiday, at it’s core it still has a spiritual basis. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • At the center of the crowd was a water hose that sprayed on everyone, it helped cool people off and smooth the powder paint that had been thrown on everyone.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The environment at Holi is very friendly, and people wipe paint on strangers faces or heads.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • At Holi, people of all ages are welcome to join in and throw some powder-paint.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
Navigate Left
Navigate Right
Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *