Atlanta Hindus Celebrate Holi

March 22, 2008

Author: Chintanika Desai

Source: Sewa International–-holi-hai-2008

With the blessing of a glorious warm and sunny weather, Alpharetta played host to the Festival of Colors this spring of 2008. Lions Pavilion@Wills Park, Alpharetta was a colorful scene as 700 people including youngsters, children and elders celebrated Holi.

Spring was in the air and reverberating through the ambiance. The saturday morning was still young as Holi enthusiasts started streaming in, eager to enjoy the festival and mark the occasion with joyful colors.

This was the third year when SewaUSA, a non-profit global service organization, the USA affiliate of Sewa International, had organized Holi for the Indian community in metro Atlanta. The crowd turnover was double as of last year, which which underlined the popularity of the occasion. The event was co-sponsored by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh and VHP-America, Atlanta Chapters, Hot Breads and Canton Street Insurance Inc.