What better way to celebrate spring's riot of colors than with a riot of colors? On June 7 join hundreds of colorful characters at the Boise Hare Krishna Temple and Vedic Cultural Center for the 28th annual Hare Krishna Festival of Colors. Also known as Holi, participants toss bright, colorful water or powder around, dousing and getting doused in all the colors of the rainbow.
Holi was originally an agricultural holiday celebrating the end of winter. Now, Holi has become an opportunity to let loose, indulge in a little revelry and paint the town (and your friends) red—and blue and green and orange and pink and yellow. Packets of color will be available for sale at the event: $5 for one, $16 for a pack of four.