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Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) reacts in the dugout after Texas A&M’s game against Tennessee at the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 24, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
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Texas A&M pitcher Kaiden Wilson (30) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Tennessee at the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, June 22, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
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Holi 2016

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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.

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  • 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
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