If you drove down south March 25 or 26, you may of hit crazy traffic, and didn't know what was causing all the commotion. Well all the traffic was because of an event that happens once a year, the color festival. Many students at Springville Junior High went to the color festival with friends and family. The color festival occurs at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, in Spanish Fork Utah.
Many people know this celebration as the color festival even though it’s real name is The Holli Festival or Celebration.
Jace Farr, a ninth grader at SJhs, said she went to the colorfest and she has gone before, she said that she likes going because it gives her a chance to hangout with friends and throw chalk at each other she also said that her favorite part of going is the part where every hour everyone gets together and throws chalk into the air at the same time. Another ninth grade student of sjhs named Jada Hysolli went too, she stated that she has gone before and that she likes going because it’s fun and she likes all the different colors. She also said her favorite part was when everyone got together to throw chalk in the air. Anthony Gutierrez, an eighth grader, said he went this year and he’s gone in previous years. He said he likes to go because he likes to get colorful and his favorite part was hanging out with friends. Penelope Carter, another eighth grader, said she went and has gone years before this one and she likes to go because it’s at a temple and there is a lot of religion involved and there is a lot of good vibes. Taylor Benson, a seventh grader, said she went and has gone before and she likes to go because she likes to throw chalk at people
Even though all these people went ot the color fest no one really knows the real purpose of it and why they have it. The real purpose of why we have the color fest is a religious celebration that’s why they have it at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, in Spanish Fork Utah.