Check out my photo diary of the day below (and forgive the iPhone photos-they didn't even come close to capturing the splendor of the day)
H's beautiful red suite. She's mad stylish, you know
No detail escapes H, even down to the matching hair flower
One must cover their head as a sign of respect, so H lent me this striped scarf
So many people; so many colours
A float in the parade that carries both the holy book and some holy men
The energy at the event was incredible and I've never met so many generous or friendly people! After the amazing day, I was so lost in the fun that it took me until evening to discover a nasty sunburn on my nose. A few natural ways to deal with sunburn are with topical gels or homeopathics, but since I didn't have time to run out to the homeopathic pharmacy I opted to apply pure aloe vera gel (straight from the plant) to my nose and it feels much much better. Obviously prevention (ie sunscreen) is best, but if you do find yourself with a sunburn this summer, try some aloe-just clip off a leaf and squeeze the gel out.
Have a sun-filled day!