Living In Color

Colored chalk? Check.  Thousands of people? Check. Beautiful weather? Check.  Very cool Aladdin temple? Check.  Purrrrrrrrfect …. all hail the Holi Festival of Colors!

Mitchell, Morgan, Ashley and I embarked on a colorful adventure Saturday afternoon.  I have been hearing about this festival for a couple years now and have always wanted to be a part of it.  And boy were we a part of it.

As soon as the man with the wonderful turban ended the countdown from 20 (who does a countdown from 20 … seriously) the chalk (actually colored cornstarch) began to fly.  100% insane.  A full on gas mask  or scuba gear would have been nice.  Our lungs, eyes and noses won’t be sending thank you cards to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple anytime soon. 

Mitchell is now a Dr. Seuss character


Yes I have purple teeth.  No it did not taste good.

Morgan’s Mel Gibson Braveheart-esque portrait

Ashley = a creepy pink oompa loompa

The dust of death still lingering in the air

  colorful unibrow

Nobody slipped Mitchell a mickey  I promise….

Thankfully Morgan and Ashley had a bag of DI clothes in their trunk, so we pulled on some very fashionable cuffed dress pants and shirts in order to save the upholstery in the car.  Overall I give the Holi Festival of Colors 5 stars.  Those  Indians sure know how to party.


May! said...

It was a gorgeous day! And it was funny how people started forming the colored cloud well before the countdown from 20(?!) ended.

I trust you weren't one of the people dancing on the temple or gazebo roofs?

Hare Krishna!

Piquantly Parisian said...

That's awesome!! Where do they do this? I don't think I've ever heard about it.

merathon said...

that is wild looking! kendall said ashley "does NOT look like an oompa loompa" but she did say in the first picture of all four of you that she looks like Giselle from Enchanted (Amy Adams)!

Shaunna said...

Oh I have wanted to do that since I heard about it. Looks like so much fun!

Erin said...

May: we were some of the immature kids who played with their chalk beforehand ... however we were not dancing on the rooftops.

Alicia: what?! you went to BYU and NEVER heard about this? It takes place in Spanish Fork every March ... if you ever move back .. we are going.

Mer: okay okay ... i was debating between an oompa loompa and the pink Cheshire cat from alice in wonderland ... she had the best pink coverage out of all of us by far

Shauna: fun is an understatement.

Piquantly Parisian said...

In my defense I've been out of school for a while and supposedly the festival didn't start getting big until after I left.

And yes, we will go. I need to experience this.

Milan said...

Do you have the Hare Krishna song memorized yet?