Today, we had the vibrant opportunity to immerse ourselves in the colorful world of the 35th Annual Phagwah Parade, thanks to the invitation from the Social Justice Collective. Our founder and president, Cloyette Harris-Stoute, and our board secretary, Annie Mohan represented us, absorbing and participating in the rich traditions of this illustrious event.
Holi, also known as Phagwah, is a cherished Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. It’s a day marked by the splashing of colors, sharing sweets, and laughter, and fostering a sense of community and togetherness. Today’s celebration was not just a visual spectacle but a manifestation of shared joys and collective celebrations, a harmonious dance of diverse souls and vibrant colors.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to South Queens Women’s March and Caribbean Equality Project for hosting such a splendid event and allowing us to be a part of this vibrant cultural tapestry. It was an honor to walk alongside fellow advocates of social justice and to share smiles, colors, and the essence of communal harmony. And did we mention that Senator Chuck Schumer was in attendance?