With a large population of Indians settled in the United States of
America, Holi is celebrated with gaiety and lot of fanfare in this country.
Different societies formed by the Indians and religious organisations help
people to celebrate this joyous festival and feel close to their cultural
roots. Music programmes and Holi Meets are also organised by them to mark
the occasion. These meets help the new generation to identify with their
cultural root. Children learn to understand the significance of celebrating
festivals and know legends asociated with them.
Great enthusiasm for the festival can be specially witnessed in cities
where large number of Indians have settled. Holi celebrations are
particularly marked in the city of New York.
Here Holi parades are taken out. People can be seen having so much fun in
these parades as they play with the colour in the midst. There is so much
revelry here that it becomes difficult to imagine that New York is not a
part of India.
Bollywood actors also take time out to celebrate Holi with the people of
USA doubling the excitement for the festival. Dance performance, fashion
shows and music concerts further add to the festive spirit.