Monday, April 12, 2010

Festival of Colors!!

So about 3 weeks ago we went to the Festival of Colors. It's a Hindu celebration held in Spanish Fork, UT (and all over as well) to bring in the spring season. Who knew there was a Hindu temple in the middle of Utah, pretty random. So basically its about a handful of Hindus and about 15,000 BYU and UVU students ha ha ha.
What you do is you go down and buy these pouches of vibrant colors of chalk. Then you sing a song where you just repeat Hare Krishna over and over to a beat and you throw this colored chalk on yourselves and those around you. It's a great tradition. Its basically the only time you can throw stuff at people and its ok. :) So you also count down from 20 and then you all throw the chalk in the air at once. Its pretty crazy when this happens, it blacks out the sun and you pretty much can't breath for about 2 mins (that part is not so fun).
Over all though it was a lot of fun. Kasey and I had never gone before and almost didn't go this year either but we are very glad we did cause it was well worth it!! If you're ever in UT around this time it is a must do!!

Before the madness started with our good friends Brad and Amra

First couple of blows of chalk to the face ha ha ha

The Hindu random

During the massive chalk throwing!!! It was seriously CRAZY!!!
Also look at the youtube video of it here you will see the madness....

The crowd of people

Just after the madness in front of the temple

Walking back to the car

Chalk Faces :)

Brad and Amra
They are super entertaining!!