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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Holi: The Festival of Colors

For those who don't know what this is all about, Holi is the Hindu festival that celebrates the start of spring. A bonfire is lit, burning an effigy of Holika, representing evil spirits. As the bonfire is lit, the colors begin to fly. The colors in Spanish Fork are dyed chalk, but in other places can range from anything from pastels to colored water. During the festival, which spans a few days, different waves of radience go throughout the universe, creating a wide span of colors that "nourish and complement the funciton of repective elements in the atmosphere", and thus the throwing of colors. The festival today in Spanish Fork is apparently the largest in North America, and rumor has it that over 10,000 people were there today.

Plenty more to come, but I thought I'd better post something from today's events of epic proportions. I will try not to get too carried away and post a million, because I know that people hate seeing so many after the festival when facebook is taken over by photos from today. So I will try to spare your eyes and only post a few.

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