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| Holi Festival in Queens, NYC | | by SOBPhotography
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| Holi Festival in Queens, NYC |

Phagwah, or Holi, is the Indo-Caribbean Hindu celebration of the new year.

 

Every spring, the Sunday after the first full moon of the Hindu calendar, Phagwah literally paints the streets as kids and families "color" one another with dye (abrac) and powder and chase away the winter grays. The spirit--and high-jinks--are like that of Carnival.

 

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Taken on March 11, 2012