Asha Stanford Holi
Asha Stanford Holi Reviews
Spring Fever Apr 09, 2009
Friends and I were invited to welcome in the mild, pleasant season of Spring with a flair by attending an annual Indian festival called Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, which is a Hindu spring festival typically observed in India. It is an event that embraces fellowship, fun, and games. The event was held at Stanford Univeristy Medical Clinics’ Stockfarm field - a large, grassy open field, on a warm sunny…wait for it…SPRING…day.
Once you arrive, you are greeted at the entrance with colored powder smeared on to your nice, clean face. Since attendance were sparse at the beginning, we had the opportunity to beat the crowd on the great variety of food and beverages available for purchase. I had Bhelpuri and Mango Lassi for brunch! As each hour rolled by, waves of people poured in. At the height of peak attendance, the organizers brought out hefty boxes of different colored powder to supply the attendees with. Then friends and strangers alike slather, throw, sprinkle, smear, etc those powders, and in some cases, pour or hose you down with colored water! Game on!
The event also offers performances and a kiddie corner.
Watch out on wearing white, light colored clothing, ponchos, or hair caps ...you'd be a moving target! For the most part, the colors do wash away completely on the same day, just as long as it does not set in or cake in too long onto your clothes and body. But it will wash away, nonetheless =) Me, weeks after, still have 4 different shades of hair color...haha.
Come prepared to leave your inhibitions at the door!!
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