Annual Holi Festival of Colors celebration held in Spanish Fork

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The Hindu holiday Holi is celebrated by throwing powdered colors in the air and is observed worldwide.

“The traditional meaning of Holi is the welcoming of the Spring Festival. It’s kind of the victory of
good over evil,” Vial Patel, event staff, said.

The festival in Spanish Fork is one of the largest in the country, welcoming thousands of people and lasting for two days.

“It’s a lot of fun,” one event goer said.

Activities like henna hand painting are available for celebrators.

“She did it really fast and it’s beautiful,” Emery Adams said.

Food trucks, shopping, and even llamas are available as well. “This has been great, there’s a lot of energy, a lot of fun, people dancing together,” Davinder said.

Traditionally, when people are covered in the colors, it means everyone is equal and full of love.

“Everyone is making everyone feel together; it’s a great feeling,” Davinder said.

The free and joyful spirit of the event brings people back year after year.

“This is my fifteenth year coming for the holi festival celebration,” Patel said.

Performers lead the crowd in high energy singing and dancing for an immersive experience in Indian culture and Hindu religion.

“Came to have a good time and celebrate,” another festival goer said.

Everyone is invited to come to the festival and join in on the fun.

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