Students enjoying Pangy Day

Q. What causes the campus to erupt in a flurry of festivity, energy and enthusiasm after a New England winter?

A. Pangynaskeia Day, or Pangy Day for short

A springtime tradition at Mount Holyoke for more than 20 years, Pangy day is filled with food, fun and festivities and is often referred to as “the best day ever at MHC”.

Wait, how do you pronounce it?

A little something like this: “pawn goon ah SKAY ah.” (With a little practice, it really rolls off the tongue.)

What is Pangy Day all about?

The story behind Pangynaskeia Day, which is held on the last Friday of classes in the spring semester, is nearly as long as its name. It is a celebration of the "world of women," and the Mount Holyoke community comes out in force to celebrate.

Pangy Day is about celebrating spring

You know you’re a Mount Holyoke student when, as the spring semester nears to a close and final exams loom, you start getting excited for Pangy Day. By putting it on your calendar. Mentioning it on social media. Digging out a favorite lawn blanket or chair.

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