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India Day Parade dances through Manhattan despite rain

Paying homage to the Indian community, performers and community groups marched down Madison Avenue on Sunday with actor/politician Kamal Haasan, who served as the grand marshal of the 2018 India Day Parade.

Organized by the Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the 2018 edition of this annual procession featured colorful dress, joyful music and revelers of all ages.

Scroll down to see fun from the parade.

Performers cheer before the start of the 38th
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Performers cheer before the start of the 38th Indian Day Parade.

Drummers play traditional Indian music before the parade
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Drummers play traditional Indian music before the parade starts.

Drummers put on a show.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Drummers put on a show.

Members representing advocacy group Skilled Immigrants in America
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members representing advocacy group Skilled Immigrants in America hold up signs.

A young participant smiles as she proudly marches.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A young participant smiles as she proudly marches.

Performers dance to traditional Indian music.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Performers dance to traditional Indian music.

People proudly march in the parade.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People proudly march in the parade.

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