For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to attend a Holi festival but the chances of me making it to India this year were nonexistent. Not one to be easily deterred, I did a little research and found a festival not too far from Seattle at the Sanatan Dharma Temple and Cultural Center. I gathered a posse of close friends and made a trip down south to Maple Valley to join in the festivities. It was the most fun I’ve had in ages, with crowds of happy people, dancing, great food, outstanding music and wads of coloured powder to throw. I got splattered all shades of the rainbow and have a sneaking suspicion my hair may be streaked purple for the immediate future; here’s hoping I can rock the look. What a spectacular way to welcome springtime. Here’s some footage of the event to get you chomping at the bit to find a Holi Festival near you:
I took a ridiculous number of photos, but honestly, with a festival this colourful, how could I help myself? Here are some of the shots I got.
I got so many wonderful photos, I had to do a follow-up post about the littlest festival-goers.