Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holi! Festival of Colors

This Saturday was the yearly Festival of Colors at the Spanish Fork Hare Krishna Temple. I had heard a lot of good things about the festival and I had seen some awesome pictures, so there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to attend this year. So I hit it up with a few other friends and it was a blast. It was crazy when the color throwing started b/c you literally cannot see the sky or any surroundings (like ground zero was I imagine) and it was hard to breathe for a bit. But it was all good and things cleared out and we danced the evening away singing...

Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!
Krishna Krishna! Hare Hare!
Hare Rama! Hare Rama!
Rama Rama! Hare Hare!

It is an easy and fun chant to learn. I don't exactly remember the significance of throwing colors at each other but I am sure you can read up on it online. I will definitely be back next year!