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Question #20356 posted on 11/04/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

When is the temple more busy: Friday afternoon/evening, or Saturday morning? And how busy is it on the least busiest?

- tw

A: Dear tw,

I assume you're talking about the Provo temple, but these ideas generally apply to all temples.

The temple is busiest when the most people have extra time to attend. Without hard numbers, I don't think you could decide whether Friday Evening or Saturday morning is busiest. Both times are busy.

From personal experience, the temple is quite crowded on Saturday morning. I went this past Saturday before the game, and had to wait for two sessions in the chapel. That's busy!

If you want times when the Provo temple is the least busy, try any time between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on a weekday. That is the time where most people are busy doing something else. You will generally find a larger number of old, retired persons during normal business hours.

From personal experience, I have rarely waited more than 20 minutes to get into a session in the Provo temple. That temple is busy, but they also know how to handle crowds up there. I, however, prefer to attend the temple when it is nearly empty. So, I try to find time on a weekday.

That is all.