Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hare Krishna - Holi Festival of Colors!

Yesterday we went to an annual celebration at the Lotus Krishna Temple (a Hindu temple) in Utah that celebrates the coming of Spring called the Festival of Colors.  It's celebrated in Asian countries like India and Nepal, but Spanish Fork, Utah has the largest celebration of it's kind in the United States.  We didn't get there early enough to wonder around much, but there's a lot of dancing and singing and food and other activities related to Indian culture to take part of.  The climax of the celebration, however, is the massive chalk fight that takes place outside the temple, which we were there in time for!
Luckily, just seconds before the fight started, some random guy was selling face masks where we happened to be standing.  Best $1.50 I have ever spent in my life.  Somehow we were still blowing purple snot out of our noses for the rest of the day though.

We looked like Shredder from Ninja Turtles...
It was pretty amazing.  The crowd counted down from 20 and then thousands of people hurled different colors of chalk into the air that eventually mixed into one huge pink cloud.
It was a nice break from Rexburg and school and work and wedding planning and anything else routine and stressful.  After the chalk fight we started our pilgrimage back to the car that was parked about a mile away and enjoyed some Carl's Jr.  It was a good day.


  1. i'm still coughing. i think from the chalk. i'm sorry you're back at school it will be over .... soon. also you get married in two weeks!

  2. that looks so fun! can't wait to see you.