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    Posted March 16, 2014 by
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    Phagwah/Holi celebration in Queens, NY

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RVCFOTO attended the 26th Annual Holi celebration in Queens, NY, on Sunday, March 16. Holi is a holiday celebrated in India "to bring in the new year and celebrate the coming of Spring," she said.
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    The 26th Annual Phagwah/Holi parade and festival attracted thousand of revelers despite the cold weather in NYC this weekend.

    This festival celebrated the new year and takes place on the Sunday after the full moon before the beginning of Spring.

    The parade took place in Richmond Hill, Queens which is a neighborhood in one of the 5 boroughs in NYC. It is home to a large Indian and Guyanese community.

    Happy Holi! Happy Spring! Goodbye Winter!

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