Festival Of Color
This past weekend I had the privilege to attend the festival of colors at the Palace of Gold in Moundsville WV. This was the 6th year for the festival at the Palace and my 1st year attending. Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, is the modern American version of a traditional Indian Holi Festival. Holi is a festival celebrated every spring in India. It commemorates when Lord Krishna and His devotees threw colors on one another over five thousand years ago. Millions of people celebrate this event annually to promote love and friendship.
Kid Friendly Fun
The festival was promoted as Kid friendly and the Worlds happiest festival and indeed it was. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Kids were able to run free and play with each other. It was honestly quite beautiful to watch all the children running about throwing color on each other. It didn’t take long and we all were rainbow colored from head to toe. Dust masks were made available for those that needed them. I really enjoyed watching people with all backgrounds and ages laughing, smiling and enjoying this event. Many merchandise vendors, authentic food and bands were all part of the festival as well. Overall it was very entertaining. My nephews and I enjoyed ourselves and the boys have already asked if we can go next year!
I would highly recommend visiting the palace even if it isn’t during the festival. It is absolutely stunning and worth the trip. The property is showered in beauty from the statues throughout, peacocks wondering around and swans by the lake. You will be amazed by the views of the WV hills. Tours are available of the palace where you can learn about the history of how it came to be built right here in WV. Now as a warning you are not allowed to photograph the inside of the palace. (I of course was sneaky and snapped a few, you’re welcome).