A "cloud of color" descended on downtown Naperville Saturday as the Simply Vedic Cultural Society hosted its annual celebration of the Hindu festival Holi.
The sixth annual Festival of Colors was held at the Riverwalk to celebrate the arrival of spring and the culture of India. Organizers say the festival is an opportunity for people to forget past disagreements and "throw their worries to the wind."
Part of that involves what organizers call the "throwing of colors" -- tossing dyed flour at friends or strangers. There was also food and music.
Organizers say Simply Vedic provides community services and promotes cultural diversity. It publishes a quarterly theme magazine, Vedic Quest. For details, visit thefestivalofcolors.org.