Saturday, March 27, 2010

Holy!! Holi

I have a story to tell you.
It is about the Holi Festival of India.
Up the hill, about 1 mile from my house, is this gorgeous Hari Krishna temple.
It really is an awesome sight. 
 Driving along the little country road.  Looking at cows, farms,
a huge Hari Krishna Temple surrounded by Llamas.
 (the animals, not the Dali kind)
Every Year they Host the Holi Festival of India.
(Go here, or to you tube if you want to learn what it is all about.)
About 15,000 people show up to celebrate. 
 I actually think that there might have been more like 20,000 this year.
They park up and down the roads, in every parking lot, and wherever they can in our city and neighboring Spanish Fork.

Then...
This is what they do

Throw tons of colored dust at each other.

Then, they all go home!

My kids have been watching them,
The dust covered people,
walk past our yard all afternoon.

In such a small town.....
Who knew?
(besides the 20,000 or so dustys)

9 comments:

Busty LaRue said...

I'm so glad I spent the morning in Lehi and didn't have to deal with bad traffic! Although, seeing the dust covered people would've been fun.

amber said...

I was driving that road and was wongering what was going on.

b. said...

This is the first time I've noticed this (probably because my kid went). I think it is FASCINATING!

Jewelz said...

Beautiful pictures!!!!!

Scrappinfor3 said...

I don't think I would inhale during the colored dust throwing. Wonder what that is? Maybe I should follow the link & find out. . .

Kristina at The Purple Pea said...

The dust looks beautiful! I'd love to see everyone after it's all settled.

Melanie said...

We lived in Spanish Fork for a few years but never ventured South to take the tour. My husband would have loved to go to that!

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