AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws Mormon crowds
The Associated Press
Mar. 29, 2014
Tens of thousands of revelers are gathering at a Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, for the annual two-day festival of colors.
However, the large majority of participants are not Hindus, but Mormons. Thousands of students from nearby Brigham Young University come to take part in a festival that is free of drugs and alcohol.
The event stems from a Hindu tradition celebrating the end of winter and the triumph of good over evil.
Revelers dance to music and partake in yoga during the all-day Holi Festival of Colors, throwing colored corn starch in the air once every hour.
Here are some images from the event:
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