Monday, April 1, 2013

Color Festival

The Hari Krishna temple here in Utah does a huge color festival every spring. I've heard it's the largest color festival in the US. I've wanted to go for so long, so we decided to go this year.

We all dressed in clothes we didn't care much about. The traffic was horrendous, so we parked about 2-3 miles away and just walked. People had leftover chalk that they were throwing at those of us walking towards the temple, so all of us already had color before we even made it to the temple.

It was insane how many people were there. They do a throwing every hour, but people are always throwing chalk, all the time. We decided to go up onto the temple so we could see everyone down on the ground when the throwing started.

Then we threw at each other. We mostly threw at each other anyway.

After the throwing ended we decided we wanted to get even more colored, so we all bought another bag, and this time we only threw at each other.


We had so much fun at the color festival. You can't tell it from this picture, but I totally had purple in my teeth and all throughout my hair. There was so much chalk in the air. They had face masks for sale, but the best part was throwing it at each other's faces. Hal threw a giant chunk of yellow at my face. I breathed out my nose, and I was like a dragon breathing fire, a cloud of yellow came out.

We had to line our car with sheets to make it back home.

Tip for next time. Dust as much as you possibly can off before you get any inch of you wet. If you get it wet it stains. My friend Meagan had a purple face after her shower. I'm glad she showered before me, or I would have ended up with a purple face too. Instead we just ended up with a purple stained bathtub.

There was only one thing left to do, order take away from an Indian restaurant and stuff our faces with curry and naan.

Happy Spring!

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14 comments:

kristyn said...

haha, that is hilarious! looks like a really fun experience :) love your blog, you and the hubs are super cute!

grace & love,
kristyn

Angi said...

That looks like so much fun! I'd love to do a Color Run one of these years, too!

Helene said...

this is awesome!! it looks like such a blast! i would love to do a color run!

Rachel said...

Oh wow, I've seen this in Bollywood movies but never in real life! That looks like such a fun experience and it's good to know that the chalk stains when wet!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh that looks like AMAZING fun!

Autumn said...

This was one of my favorite things ever! I definitely missed it this year so I am glad to y'all did it!

We also shook off as much of it as we could before we got into the car and covered our car with old towels. Helped a lot!

You have to try it at least once in the huge crowed. I would have to cover my mouth and you can't see anything but pink and purple!!

Ashley said...

I WANT TO DO THIS SO BADLY!!!!!! Ever since I watched the movie Outsourced and saw the color festival they have in India, I've really wanted to throw colored powder in peoples faces!!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Oh goodness what a happy day! Love how your smiles looks so bright next to all the colors.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Haha oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun! It's funny that you mentioned the clean-up aspect - I have always wondered how hard it was to get everything off!

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Tanika Rice said...

I always wanted to do this! I love the "after" pictures. BUt for some reason--I never did! It looks like you had a TON of fun. tons of colors look good on you :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Wow, this looks fun and colorful! I also want one in here but they throw either wine or tomatoes. lol!

Marlen Komar said...

Aaahhh it's Holi!! I literally was just in India and missed it by a WEEK, I was so bummed. I had no idea they did this in the states. I love your pictures haha it looks like such fun!

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WhisperingWriter said...

That looks like a blast!

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

How fun! We've always wanted to go but we're never in town when it happens, bummer! Looks like you guys had a great time :)

xoxo Jamie

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