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Hindu fest celebrates spring

People celebrate Phagwah during a Hindu Holi celebration at Grout Park in Schenectady on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
People celebrate Phagwah during a Hindu Holi celebration at Grout Park in Schenectady on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
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It was hard to avoid the baby powder. Great streaks of the dye-laced stuff were caught by the wind over Grout Park on Sunday afternoon to land on the skin and clothes and hair and in the occasional eye of jubilant Hindus. Sunday was the local celebration of Phagwah, a religious spring festival. Every year around this time, the faithful of four area Hindu temples get together to dance to some traditional music, eat some ...

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