3.29.2011

Festival of Colors


It's that time of year again ... To welcome in Spring by throwing powdered, colored chalk into the air!


It happens here ...



At the Krishna Temple. It is primarily celebrated in India by Hindus and known formerly as Holi. However, here in Utah we are lucky enough to be able to celebrate it as well. In fact, the celebration held in Spanish Fork is the largest Holi Festival of Colors in the entire nation! Isn't the Temple beautiful? I went with my roommates and as tradition goes, you have to have a "before" photo.


P.S. I just ♥ my roommates. ♥ them, I say! There is Claire, Jillian Jiggs, and Stabi. Upon arriving, you stand out like a sore thumb {not gonna lie, I have actually never seen a sore thumb so that tells you how much they really stand out} ... And so immediately people start doing a little of this ...


So we looked a little something like this ... 

 
And I have been sooo lucky both years I have gone - I have always been splashed with pink first. :) And then a little more of this ...


Which resulted in us looking like this ...

The festival continues to get larger and larger each year. Originally there was one throwing during the day. Last year they did two throwings and this year ... they did throwings every two hours. Saturday and Sunday. Sooo, apparently it is a big deal. Clearly resulting in me being a big deal for being in attendance. Oh-so-fabulous.


P.S. When you blow your nose afterwards, your snot comes out colored. Just sayin'. :)


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To read more about the festival, go here.

8 comments:

Susan said...

So they must keep a perimeter or something around the temple, cuz I can just see it being splattered with a rainbow of colors...which would be cool, and not so cool at the same time. Anyway, looks like a blast--I am putting this event on my bucket list!

Meg said...

Just curious, does that wash out of your clothes? And your hair? Or do you get to be colored for a while?

Avree said...

Love it!

Erin said...

Wow, that is something. I have never been before, and it looks like I've majorly missed out!

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Shan said...

I've always wanted to go to that. Just haven't made it yet and had no clue it was last weekend this time.

Burke and Emily Adams said...

Great pictures Mindy! I want to go to this so bad next year!

whit939watts said...

this looks like so much fun! and, you should say hi to your roommate stabi for me...she used to be my roommate!

Kat said...

we were planning on going this year, but totally forgot! I know, I'm LAME! I doubt I would have seen you if we had gone though, I heard the turn out was HUGE this year.

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