Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Festival of Colors!!

(The crowd... there were so many people behind me too)

(before the event)

(lighting the fire)

(in front of the temple)

Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple... all colors that landed on my face, my hair and my clothes. This weekend I went for the first time to the Festival of Colors. A Hindu tradition of welcoming spring and scaring away the demons of winter, they light a wood witch on fire and at that moment all of these colored corn starch is thrown up in the air. According to the Deseret News, 15,000 people were there at the Harry Krishna temple in Salem, UT. It was so crowded as bands played music with only two words to their songs... "Harry Krishna" everyone with their painted faces danced around. Photos have been included so that you can enjoy this special event with me!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Looks like you guys had! I miss you! We need to get together soon!