Sights and Sounds from Pangy Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:00

One of Mount Holyoke's most beloved traditions, Pangy Day, featured old favorites like the picnic on Pageant Green and the Ritual Maypole and Spiral Dance,as well as a new springtime element--the first Pangy Day Wiffle ball game.

The video below includes some highlights from the April 29 event. See if you can spot President Pasquerella with flowers in her hair and throwing out the first pitch on Skinner Green.

If you'd like to see more, check out a photo gallery of Pangy Day.

Pangynaskeia, a word loosely defined as “cultivating the total world of women—physical, intellectual, and moral,” was one of the names College founder Mary Lyon considered for her new seminary before the name "Mount Holyoke" won out. In 1979, Pangynaskeia (now commonly called “Pangy Day”) debuted as a Mount Holyoke College tradition celebrating this “total world of women.”

This year's event was sponsored by the Office of Student Programs, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, the Pagan Wiccan Collective, Dining Services, the MHC Green Partners, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.