Festival of Colors Holi NYC is a joyous celebration of the coming of spring. It is a day of revelry full of bands, DJs, delicious food, and great people. It is a time when social barriers collapse, and all are united in joyful celebration. It is a time to throw vibrantly colored powder at your friends and strangers, and dance together as one huge colorful mass of beautiful people.
Music Line Up: Lucky Chops, M.A.K.U Soundsystem, Zuli, Charcole Federation, and DJ Vic accompanied by live Dhol drums!
Location: 458 Johnson Ave Brooklyn. 20 minutes from union square. Take the L train to Morgan Ave
Tickets at www.festivalofcolors.org
Holi Phagwa is the Hindu festival of colors. It celebrates the coming of spring, fruitful harvests, unity, joy, and a tale from the Bhagavad Gita. It is traditional to celebrate by, among other things, throwing vibrantly colored powder (Holi Gulal) at one another. In addition to the throwing of colored powder it is traditional to light bonfires in celebration of the miraculous escape of a young devotee (Prahlada) of the god Vishnu. A demon (Holika) tried to throw him into a fire, but he escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.
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