Saturday, August 2, 2014

Color Festival

We are super lucky to have the Hare Krishna temple just a few minutes away.  We have gone there as a family for their vegetarian buffet, yoga classes, field trips and just for fun, but we hadn't made it to the Festival of Colors until this year.  We heard it was insane but decided to take the kids anyway.  It was a good experience, but not sure it was worth the effort to get in and just wander and then leave.  
 The cloud of dust surrounding the temple on our way in.

 Bus ride to the temple.  See how clean and white we are?

 Scott's cane.  It was tough getting around all the hills though.

 In the beginning, you could see the different colors.

 In the end all the colors kind of blended together to a kind of brown.

 At the temple.  So the Festival of Colors is to celebrate the coming of spring, and you get to throw colored chalk at anyone/thing that you come in contact with.  Every hour they have a throw where everyone crowds into the middle where the music groups play and throws their chalk--you can hardly breath.  

 They really do have some delicious vegetarian food.

 In the end.  I was glad the chalk came out of almost all the clothes except the white shirts, which it was supposed to stay in.  They turned spotty brown.  We all had colorful hair for about a week, though.  And colorful ears.

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