Great Neck Community Celebrates Holi


    The Festival of Colors

    Families and friends gathered to
    celebrate together.

    The vibrant colors of Holi filled Cutter Mill Park in Great Neck on Sunday, March 12 as approximately 35 families from different parts of the Great Neck community gathered to celebrate Holi (The Festival of Colors). For the first time, Nupur Gupta and Payal Vithlani organized such an event, and it was a big success.

    Payal Vithlani and Nupur Gupta

    The Indian community came together to celebrate Holi, and Nupur and Payal were critical in coordinating all aspects of the event. They made sure that there was plenty of food, drinks, music, and Holi color powder for everyone to enjoy.

    was covered
    in the colorful powder

    On a beautiful, brisk day, the park was alive with laughter and joy as children and adults alike threw colors at each other, with blue, pink, green, yellow, and orange powder filling the air and covering everyone from head to toe.

    Sidewalk art made with
    pink colored powder

    Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. It is a time for people to come together, forget their differences, and have fun. It is a joyous occasion that is celebrated around the world by people of all ages and backgrounds.

    The colorful powder covers both clothes and skin during the celebration.

    Nupur Gupta and Payal Vithlani’s efforts in organizing the event allowed the Indian community to come together and celebrate Holi in the heart of the Great Neck community. The success of this year’s event bodes well for future celebrations, and it is sure to become the regular part of Great Neck community.

    Children and adults left covered in colorful powder. (Contributed photos)

    In a time when the world is facing so many challenges, events like this remind us of the importance of coming together and celebrating life’s simple joys. The colors of Holi have the power to bring people together and create lasting memories, and this year’s celebration was no exception.

    —Written by Rajeev Gupta

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