Holi Festival of Colors in Ogden

With colorful chalk in your hand and live music, it’s nearly impossible not to smile. Ogdenites gathered at Lorrin Farr Park to celebrate spring, even if it didn’t feel that way. The gray clouds helped the colors look even more vibrant!

On stage the musicians were praising Ogden for our soul and energy. Besides the music, there were yoga sessions and local food trucks to enjoy.

Those who had not been to a color festival before were surprised of how it works – people throw handfuls of chalk at you purposefully to cover your white clothes! And some were a little shy to do that to others at first, but after a couple splatters of color everyone loves the feeling of throwing it around.

The best part in my opinion, are the “color throws” that happened every hour – where everyone releases their chalk into the air simultaneously. With peace signs in the air along with the colors, it was definitely a joyful time.


Indie Ogden Guest Writers:

11235091_10153347710626118_299375516_oPhotos by Francia Henriquez Benson 

Francia Benson wears many hats. She is a writer, poet, journalist, writer, blogger and a photographer. She is a freelance writer and photographer. Her blog Gone Wild is about her traveling adventures, fashion, and personal experiences. She is the founder and web producer of Afrodita Magazine. She is working on a book which soon will be published. You can find her work at  www.franciabensonportfolio.com  and  www.Afroditamagazine.comFollow her in Instagram @bensonfrancia and in Twitter @franciabenson. 



Review by Haley Ann Rodgers

Haley is a recent graduate from Weber State University, where she majored in Communication with an emphasis in public relations (PR) & advertising.  Haley works forLegacy Retirement Communities, includingLegacy House of Ogden, as the Community Relations Director. She loves volunteering for local organizations like Nurture the Creative MindHabitat for Humanity. Haley’s favorite hobbies are floral design & photography, which she does for weddings with her Weddings By Haley business. Her most recent project has been starting a PR firm in Ogden,Elevated Communication. If you want to contact Haley, please email her at haley.ann.rodgers@gmail.com.

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