Thousands Celebrate Hindu Festival in Queens

March 15, 2004

Source: New York Newsday,0,2637326.story

On March 15, 2004 New York Newsday reported, "Tens of thousands of people turned Liberty Avenue in Queens and a nearby park into a festival of color and music yesterday in celebration of a major Hindu holiday. People of all ages lined the avenue to watch the annual Phagwah Parade, which has been organized by religious leaders in the Queens Guyanese community for more than 10 years. As they watched floats go by, people sprinkled white powder on friends and strangers, while others used water guns and makeshift squirt machines to spray colored water."