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Long Island's ever India Day Parade, in Hicksville, (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Long Island's ever India Day Parade, in Hicksville, celebrates India's independence. (Aug. 11, 2012)

India Day Parade in Hicksville

Over 50,000 people attended Long Island's first India Day Parade.

The India Day Parade takes place in Hicksville.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The India Day Parade takes place in Hicksville. The parade began in the parking lot of Patel Brothers grocery store and proceeded up South Broadway. (Aug. 11, 2012)

The India Day Parade featured Indian food, dance
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The India Day Parade featured Indian food, dance and flags. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Long Island's ever India Day Parade, in Hicksville,
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Long Island's ever India Day Parade, in Hicksville, celebrates India's independence. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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The India Day Parade takes place in Hicksville,
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The India Day Parade takes place in Hicksville, where many of Long Island's roughly 55,000 Indian-Americans live. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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