Sunday, March 28, 2010

Festival of Colors


This weekend Stephanie and I, once again, went on a weekend roadtrip. That seems to be the theme of this semester. This weeks destination was Spanish Fork, Utah for the Holi Festival, or Festival of Colors. We met up with Justin, Keith, our friend David from Las Vegas and his friend Andrew. This is pretty much an Indian celebration where you throw colors at each other to welcome the spring...or something like that. At the festival they were explaining the origins...something about burning babies..I'm not really sure. Anyway, you buy bags of colored powder and throw them at eachother..it's a lot of fun. You are supposed to wait for a countdown and then you start throwing colors at each other. At the end of the countdown everything literally went black from all the powder in the air..you could hardly see the person next to you. by the end we were covered from head to toe with powder and my throat was full of incense scented chalk (yuck). Afterwards we all headed to Denny's in Provo. We were afraid they wouldn't let us in..but they did. The whole festival was a ton of fun and SO crazy... once again...another excellent weekend.

BEFORE(ISH)

AFTER

2 comments:

Judy Walsh said...

that looks way fun, and crazy

Natalie said...

how fun!!! :)