Holi / Baisakhi Celebration:
Cool breezes in the morning, a riot of colors in the garden, birds singing in ecstasy. Yes, that signals the arrival of the spring season or ritu Vasant in India. We welcome this celebration of nature in the form of the colorful festival of Holi. Holi means a farewell to chilly winters.
This festival falls in the month of March every year according to the Gregorian calendar. As per the Hindu calendar, it falls on a full moon day in the month of Phagun. Holi signifies a feeling of friendship, brotherhood, reunion and a sense of revelry. Holi is a harvest festival besides being a spring festival. It marks the harvesting of winter crop (Rabi) when wheat corns get ripened and turn golden brown. Farmers celebrate Holi by offering their first crop to the Fire God Agni.
Let’s gather to shake off our winter blues and welcome the glorious Alaska spring season with a joint celebration of Holi and Baisahkhi.
Let's make this a memorable celebration!
When: Saturday March 3rd, 2007 -- from 7:00-10:30 pm
Where: Asian Community Cultural Center
on the campus of Northwood Elementary School
Other Details: Pizza and snacks will be served.
Program will commence at 8 pm.
* $15 per member family
* Membership dues will be collected
To Share: We request families to bring a dish of Mithai to the event, to share with our fellow community members.
Important! Please help by sending an RSVP by March 1st if you are planning to attend.