PITTSBURG — A riot of color will greet attendees at this year’s Holi festival.

Bright colors will be thrown around and people will dance to music during the Holi Festival of Colors set for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Stadium Parking Lot near Gorilla Village.

The event is hosted by the Indian Student Association of Pittsburg State University and is free and open to the community.

The festival celebrates the turning of the season, marking the victory of good over evil.

It is generally celebrated at the end of March, but this year the weather was forecast to be poor for the event and therefore instead will be celebrated on Saturday instead.

Dancing to the music is Varun Doddapaneni’s favorite part of the festival.

Doddapaneni, president of the Indian Student Association, said the celebration brings people together outside of studies and work.

“It is a good for social get together — instead of the studious work schedules,” he said.

Doddapaneni said participants should consider wearing clothing they are okay staining, because of the colors, and warns the powdered dyes could possibly irritate people with contacts or who are susceptible to eye irritation.

The powdered dyes are organic.

For more information on the event, or updates, people can visit the club’s Facebook page at Indian Student Association — Pittsburg State University.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.