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Colours of Phagwa

Published: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A colourful group of Phawga players in Aranguez Savannah on Sunday. PHOTOs: EDISON BOODOOSINGH

Phagwa celebrations took place at several venues over the weekend and participants joyfully doused one another in abeer in commemoration of the spring festival. 
The observance of Phagwa was introduced to T&T by indentured East Indian labourers around 1845. These images were captured at the Aranguez Savannah and at Felicity, Chaguanas on Sunday.

 


A colourful group of Phawga players in Aranguez Savannah on Sunday. 
PHOTOs: EDISON BOODOOSINGH

Close up of hand with abeer.

Phagwa celebrations at the Invaders Recreation Ground, Felicity on Sunday. 

Phagwa fun at the Invaders Recreation Ground. 
PHOTOs: SHASTRI BOODAN

Members of the Sumat Sabha chowtal group dances during Phagwa celebrations at the Aranguez Savannah on Sunday. 


Dancers entertain the crowd. PHOTOs: EDISON BOODOOSINGH

Dancers entertain the crowd. PHOTOs: EDISON BOODOOSINGH

An abeer bath during Phagwa celebrations in Felicity on Sunday. PHOTO: SHASTRI BOODAN