The Hindu festival of “Holi” is well known for its use of highly colorful powders that have become popular at U.S. music festivals and “color runs.”
While colorful and fun, these events often ignore the religious symbolism the colorful powders represent for Hinduism.
The “Festival of Colors Reno,” called the “world’s happiest transformational event,” took place on October 6, 2018. It was neither a perfect recreation of the “holi” festival, nor did it ignore the Hindu roots.
The event featured live music ranging from U.S. bands to pop versions of Hindu mantras, which the audience was encouraged to join in repeating.
The event also had outdoor yoga classes, which were very popular among attendees. Check out the photos from the event at Rancho San Rafael.