Pangy Day Spring Festival Set for April 26

Pangy Day—Mount Holyoke’s annual spring festival—is set for Friday, April 26. The day’s celebrations begin with a picnic on Pageant Green at 11:30 am. Special events—including music, games, and free ice cream—continue throughout the afternoon on Skinner Green, where the traditional Maypole dance will begin at 1 pm.

This year, the Environmental Action Coalition will distribute daisies, and the MHC Eco Reps will have a “mega free bin” full of donated items.

Pangy Day, a Mount Holyoke tradition since 1979, takes its name from “Pangynaskeia,” a word loosely defined as “cultivating the total world of women—physical, intellectual, and moral.” Pangynaskeia was one of the names College founder Mary Lyon considered for her new seminary, but in the end “Mount Holyoke” won out.

In case of rain, the Maypole dance and most activities will take place in Chapin Auditorium; a few will move to Blanchard Campus Center. The picnic will be canceled.

Pangy Day is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, the Pagan Wiccan Collective, Dining Services, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.