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25th Annual Phagwah Parade: A colorful welcome to spring
25th Annual Phagwah Parade: A colorful welcome to spring
News Queens Courier Staff 4/01/2013 at 2:02PM

The streets of Richmond Hill were colored red, green and purple as the West Indian community celebrated Holi, a significant Hindu holiday that welcomes spring. Also known as Phagwah, the 25th Annual Parade took place on Saturday, March 30. Residents lined up along Liberty Avenue to see the variety of floats and the colored powder filling [...]

Phagwah parade celebrates spring’s arrival
Phagwah parade celebrates spring’s arrival
News Alexa Altman 3/13/2012 at 9:58AM

In celebration of a fast-approaching spring, the Hindu community gathered in Richmond Hill to celebrate Holi at the annual Phagwah parade. Over 3,000 people shared in this joyous event, throwing brightly-colored liquid and powder on each other, a tradition that reminds the participants that spring is near. Holi is celebrated during the months of March [...]