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Phagwah parades through Richmond Hill

26th annual celebration brings out thousands to usher in spring

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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:14 am, Thu Mar 27, 2014.

Cold temperatures did not chill the spirit during the 26th annual Phagwah parade in Richmond Hill, home to the borough’s largest South Asian and Indo-Caribbean community — on Sunday.

Thousands marched along Liberty Avenue and 125th Street to Smokey Oval Park to celebrate the Hindu holiday, also knowon as Holi, that welcomes the arrival of spring and coincides with March’s full moon.

As part of the celebration, patrons throw colored powder on each other to celebrate the coming spring’s bright colors.


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