Phagwah Parade 2013: Huge paint fight goes down in Queens (slide show)

Thousands of people celebrated spring's return by color bombing each other at the annual Phagwah Parade.

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  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Phagwah Parade 2013

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Phagwah Parade 2013


The Phagwah Parade 2013 took place over the weekend in Richmond Hill, Queens; the annual event is an Indo-Caribbean tradition that marks the Hindu spring festival of Holi. Part of the festivities entails throwing colorful powdered dyes to symbolize the return of color after winter; if you missed this paint fight, you'll have another opportunity to decorate your friends at the Festival of Colors this Saturday 6.

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Jesse
Jesse

The festival of colors coming up on the 6th and linked to on this page should be just like the pictures you see here. It's a mix of Holi Hai and a rave with contemporary Bhangara music.

Jesse
Jesse

This isn't what it looked like. The choice of images make it look like it was a bunch of 20 somethings having a rave but I saw all ages there from very young children to men with big grey beards. It was a very high spirited festival and everyone was having a great time.