Color Day In Spanish Fork

Just in case you were wondering why there were thousands of extra people walking around Spanish Fork covered in brightly colored dye this past weekend. . . An estimated 80,000 people turned out for the Festival of Colors at the Hari Krisna Lotus Temple in Spanish Fork this past weekend. The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, is a Hindu two day festival. This festival has several legends associated with it. Thousands of people gathered on the hill of the Krishna temple between Spanish Fork and Salem, Utah. They threw brightly colored powder on each other, chanted and danced to live music. Holi, the largest Indian festival, is held on the first weekend of spring to celebrate the beginning of the season.

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shirlgirl said...

Yes, you might say very colorful!! What is the meaning behind "color day" in Spanish Fork? Just curious.

Janene Baadsgaard said...

Hi Shirley,
Good question. I looked it up put the answer to your question under the picture.

shirlgirl said...

Thanks, Janene. One of my nieces had posted on her blog about this, as her son who is attending BYU went to this affair and there is a picture of him with the colored chalk on him. Looks like everyone had a fun time at the festivities. The firs time I had ever seen the Hari Krishna was when I was in Hawaii in 1970. They were chanting outside the International Market Place. It was interesting to see and hear them.