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Holi Boise: Festival of Colors and Music

Hare Krishna Temple, Sunday, May 19


The Holi festival has ancient Hindu roots, and people come together to celebrate it all over the world—including in Boise. Nicknamed the "festival of love," Holi launches the season of spring and wipes the slate clean on bad feelings. It's also the most colorful celebration of the year, and Boise's party at the Hare Krishna Temple's Vedic Cultural Center features brightly tinted powder that covers the crowd every half hour in shades of red (for purity), green (for vitality), blue (for calm) and yellow (for piety). Musician and dancers from the Krishna Kirtan Band, Lisa Luna Stravers, Effy K, Dances of Universal Peace, Lotus Fire Kirtan and Krishna Youth Dance Group will provide the entertainment, and revelers can enjoy free food and kids' activities all day.