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April 4, 2013

My Kind of HOLI celebration!!

Celebrating the Festival of Colors aka Holi in the heart of Manhattan is one-of-a-kind treats. My first experience was back in 2011 and I was thrilled to be a part of it again. As the month of March came to a close and Spring was upon us, I knew what that meant...it's time for HOLI once more. As I made my way to Hammarskjold Park on 47th Street and 2nd Avenue, I saw faces covered with bright colors and heard Bhangra music. I knew I was close to NYC Bhangra's Holi Hai event. The park was beaming with people; people of all colors and ages, there to celebrate the arrival of Spring as one community. For a moment, I thought I was in India. 

While I searched the crowd for familiar faces, I realized where I was standing. I was amid a crowd of color smeared people looking "way too clean". I welcomed them with open arms and let them smear me with color as well as part of the celebration. 


It isn't Holi without some color!! Posing for a picture with my new friend, Patrina. 
My new friends and I stood in line and bought more color and took it to a new level of color explosion. Just look at us! We didn't spare anyone. 

:) What a colorful family: Patrina with her kids, Sachin and Sanjay :)
After we had enough rang on our faces, we moved through the crowd for some musical entertainment:



We saw performances of all our favorite songs, including the famous one from the movie Silsila called, "Rang Barse"NYC Bhangra did a great job of putting the whole event together. You know it’s a party, when they’re involved! Good job guys! Looking forward to making more colorful memories next year.

After the event, I met up with some other friends and we all headed down to my favorite Indian spot in Curry Hill called Chennai Garden. Their food is always amazing and finger licking good; try the Bhel Puri and Chole Batura. You won't be disappointed. A great way to end my weekend! 

4 comments:

  1. Great Article! :)
    ~ Patrina, Sachin, and Sanjay

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    1. It was great meeting you and kids on Sunday. I had so much fun as you can see. When I got home, I put color on my family and relatives. I can't wait for next yr.

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  2. Hi its Sanjay, how are you? My brother and mom say hi

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    1. Jahnavi6/14/2016

      Aww hi Sanjay. I'm well. Tell your brother and mom I said hi back. Miss you guys. Hope you are all doing well. I went to the Holi event again this year and had a lot of fun. Did you guys go?

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