This past weekend was the Holi Festival of Color at the Sri Sri Radha Temple in Spanish Fork. It’s an old Hindu religious festival mainly observed in India (but nowadays around many parts of the world), at the start of spring and celebrates the passing of winter and hopes of great harvests. Colored powder is tossed around freely, music and dancing is also part of the celebration. It’s held over both days of the weekend, so we decided to go on Sunday to avoid the Saturday crowd of BYU students. Sunday was also Easter, so that would thin the crowd as well. Turns out we were right, the crowd was big, but not claustrophobic in size. Perfect!
The temple itself closed for the weekend to avoid the color dust. But their yummy food was still being served outside from their kitchen. For only $6 the full meal included a veggie lunch of channa masala, saag with paneer, squash curry, rice and halwa dessert. Consistently good food is always served. There were a handful of food trucks and vendors selling clothing, art, books and trinkets. The temple was making a killing with their water and colored powder sales, good for them. Nonstop Indian dance music was being pumped out by at least two DJ stages at a time, music everywhere. And of course their on-site farm of llamas and peacocks is always fun to visit.
By the time we left the festival we were covered head to toe in every color of the rainbow. Well I should say from about 5 minutes after arriving we were covered head to toe in color! Definitely go and check it out for yourself sometime, so much fun.