Monday, May 6, 2013

Holi Festival of Color

A couple weekends ago we attended the Holi Festival of Color in Boise. It's an East Indian festival that has become very popular in the U.S. and other countries because it's just so darn fun! Traditionally, the festival began as a way for women to celebrate their fertility and families. Now it is more about the battle between good and evil (spoiler alert: good wins). 

You don't have to be a certain faith or religion to enjoy this colorful festival. The festival involves wearing white and when you enter you are given powder paints to throw or smear on yourself and others. You can buy more as desired. It's like a giant paintball event without the guns! The paint washes off fairly easy with a good shower scrub- though you might have rainbow boogies for a day or two.    

Some fellow Boise goers.

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