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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Colour and vibrancy mark Phagwah celebration


Colour and vibrancy mark Phagwah celebration
Alien invasion? No, just an Industry resident who got carried away with Phag-wah exuberance and soaked himself in blue dye for the celebrations yesterday.

Phagwah celebrations that fused colour, vibrancy and an ethnic mix, spread out across the country yesterday as Guyanese joined with the Hindu community in observing the festival.

Faces covered in abeer and bodies soaked with abrack or water, filled the streets of Georgetown from as early as 8 am in some areas. The wider celebrations got started around 9 am in the city and elsewhere.

Often, the most spirited of celebrations are in Albouystown, Prashad Nagar, Alexander Village, Kitty, Industry, Herstelling and Liliendaal - residents did not disappoint this year.

The youths of Albouystown were in the streets playing, wetting neighbours and making merry in their usual reckless style. Armed with buckets and powder, they danced from around the Albouystown area getting people involved in Phagwah whether they wanted to or not.

Over in Kitty, celebrations started within the confines of homes before many residents branched out and took Phagwah fever to the streets. Water guns and buckets were just about everywhere.

Who's ready to get wet? This excited little bunch at Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge were now getting started.

Around noon, things started to pick up in the Prashad Nagar area with a spirited celebration of Holi at the Indian Cultural Centre. Hundreds packed the venue to play, mingle, and just enjoy the day which marks the beginning of a new Hindu year.

By afternoon, celebrations had simmered a bit but only for a brief period because the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha was gearing up to do what they do every year- host the biggest Phagwah celebration in Guyana at its Prashad Nagar Kendra where thousands gather to pass the afternoon.

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Posted by jebratt :: Thursday, March 16, 2006 :: 0 comments

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