MELBOURNE (MARCH 8-9), GAINESVILLE (MARCH 29), ORLANDO (MARCH 29) TO HOLD INDIA FESTIVALS
Take the opportunity to visit one of the India Festivals near you.
Manav Mandir will present its annual Indiafest 2014 on Saturday, March 8, and Sunday, March 9, at Wickham Pavilion, 3845 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Timings are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 12 and under and kids younger than 5 years are free. For information, call Yasmin Majeed at (321) 720-8590, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.indiafestbrevard.org
The 15th annual India Fest & Health Fair 2014 takes place on Saturday, March 29, at Santa Fe Community College, Gymnasium (Building V), 3000 N.W. 83rd St., Gainesville. It is presented by the India Cultural & Education Center. Health fair will be 9 a.m. to noon and the festival featuring Indian food, dance, art, music, jewelry, clothing, henna, etc., will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5; kids younger than 5 years are free. For information, call (352) 275-2276, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.icec-florida.org
The Hindu Society of Central Florida will hold its annual Festival of India on Saturday, March 29, on temple grounds, and the cultural program in the air-conditioned community hall. Admission is free with a $5 parking fee. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at HSCF Hindu Temple, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. To reserve a stall/booth or register for cultural programs, visit www.hindutempleorlando.org, then click on MyHSCF on left. For questions, call the mandir at (407) 699-5277 or Prashant Saoji at (321) 460-0800.
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HOLI AAYI RE!
MARCH 16: HOLI; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa (MLK Boulevard entrance); free for GSTB members; non-members pay $15 and non-member seniors are $10; for information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767 or visit www.gujaratisamaj.org
MARCH 15: HOLI; celebrated by the Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7 p.m.; for information, call (813) 962-6890.
MARCH 15: HOLI; starts at 4 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482.
MARCH 22: Rajasthani group of Greater Tampa Bay area to hold Holi picnic; for details, call Rashmi Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.
MARCH 16: HOLI; 5:30 p.m.; organized by Ambaji Mandir of Tampa Bay, 10991 58th St., Pinellas Park; for details, call the mandir at (727) 388-6685, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ambajimandir.org
MARCH 16-17: HOLI DAHAN AND HOLI; Vishnu Mandir, 5803 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Dr. Sadhana Ramcharran at (727) 798-4258 or MJ Jaimangal at (727) 946-8144.
MARCH 22: RANGPANCHAMI CELEBRATION; organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB); for information, visit www.mmtbusa.org/
MARCH 16: HOLI; organized by the Bhartiya Samaj of Central Florida; Mary Holland Park, North Broadway Ave., Bartow; 6:30 p.m. onward; $25; for information, call Subhash S Patel at (863) 648-0294, Vinoobhai Patel at (863) 293-0942 or visit www.bscfl.com
MARCH 16: HOLI/DOLUTSAV; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.
MARCH 16: HOLI FESTIVAL; organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida; Holi bonfire will be set up on temple grounds and traditional ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m.; Holi puja items will be available for purchase; HSCF Hindu Temple, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call Mahesh Kapadia at (407) 902-8634 or e-mail email@example.com
MARCH 16: DHULETI; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; starts at 11 a.m.; Turkey Lake Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando; for information, call Chaitanya Patel/Pallavi Patel at (407) 306-0906.
March 16: HOLI 2014; organized by Indian Horizon of Central Florida and the Indian Majestic Sounds; Orlando Festival Park by Primrose, 2911 E. Robinson St.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; free; for information, call Hari Singh at (321) 662-1887 or Gopaul at (407) 520-7394.
APRIL 12: HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORS; noon to 4 p.m.; Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 NW 112th Blvd, Alachua; $10 adult admission; children younger than 5 years of age free; live music, food and lots of colors; for information, call (386) 462-2017 or visit www.festivalofcolorsfla.com
MARCH 16: 2014 HOLI PICNIC; organized by the India Association of Fort Myers; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Lakes Regional Park, Shelter B1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive; for information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.iafortmyers.org
SPACE COAST (TITUSVILLE)
MARCH 16: HOLI; organized by the India Association of the Space Coast (IASC); Fox Lake Park, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville; 2 to 7 p.m.; for information, call (321) 302-1870, email email@example.com or visit www.iascbrevard.com
MARCH 16: HOLI; celebrated at the Hindu Society of North East Florida temple, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for information, call the mandir at (904) 268-7630 or visit www.hsnef.org/
SOUTH FLORIDA (PEMBROKE PINES)
MARCH 23: HOLI PICNIC; organized by Indian Religious and Cultural Center (IRCC); C.B. Smith Park-Shelter No. 6, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for information, call (954) 543-1539, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.irccflorida.com
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