I went to the Festival of Colors at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork last Saturday with some friends. I know, I know--Hare Krishna and Spanish Fork. However, it was a wonderful experience with wonderful people.
Holi is is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India and Nepal. In West Bengal, it is known as Dolyatra (Doljatra) or Boshonto Utsav ("spring festival"). (Thank you Wikipedia!)
From what I understand, it is the traditional welcoming of Spring, wherein people get together and paint each other. I'm sure there's more to it than that, but for those who know me, any excuse to get messy and get other people messy in the process is just grand with me.
The Daily Herald covered it here: http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/260752/17/.
Anyway, here are some pictures for y'all. It was FUN!
(Note: This is Erin to my right. It was her birthday. She invited me to the HOLI festival. I bought her a scone. On April 1st, I convinced her that her major hour requirement had been upped to 200 hours (from 120). Later that day, she sent blue and white balloons to my desk at the law school declaring "It's a BOY!" Pretty much, she's amazing.)
Well, that might be the last post for a bit. Finals are coming...