Celebrating the Holi festival 2018 

Members of the Indian Student Network and friends from across the University have taken part in a vibrant outdoor celebration to mark the Hindu festival of Holi.

For a few hours Drake's Place Gardens were transformed as more than a hundred people enjoyed food, music, dancing and lots of colour. Participants in the non-religious event marked the festival in the traditional way, by throwing coloured powder, known as gulal, on each other.

Holi celebrates the beginning of spring, but celebrations at the University had already been postponed once earlier in the month, when heavy rain and freezing temperatures suggested Plymouth was still in the grip of winter. This time around, the sun shone as students from all backgrounds celebrated together.

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