This One Spot Is Home To The Most Colorful Festival In The Country

In India, the Holi Festival celebrates the coming of spring and a new season of rebirth. The tradition dates back thousands of years, initially celebrated with the throwing of colorful flowers. Currently, it is celebrated across the world, with the biggest U.S. festival occurring in the tiny town of Spanish Fork, Utah on March 24 and 25, 2018. Although its setting is at the Krishna Temple there, anyone is welcome to participate. Festival-goers come for a huge zen-like party, complete with peace, happiness, music, food, dance, yoga, and of course, lots of throwing of colors!

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Other U.S. Festival of Colors festivals take place throughout the year rather than just to mark springtime. After all, there’s never a bad time of year to seek a personal transformation!

To see the throwing of the colors in action in Utah, and knowing what you’re getting into before heading to a Festival of Colors, check out this YouTube video by WorldTruths:

Have you ever attended a festival that has included the symbolic throwing of the colors? We’d love to hear about your experience and any tips you have for first-time participants!

If you are needing more inspiration photos that show spring is near, here are 13 incredibly beautiful photos that celebrate the approaching new season across the U.S.