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
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.