Friday, March 29, 2013

Holi Festival for F-5 Fest Fundraiser

From Wikipedia:

Holi (Hindi: होली, Nepali: होली,Punjabi: ਹੋਲੀ Sindhi: هولي) is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours.
It is primarily observed in India and Nepal. It is also observed by the minority Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well in countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Holi is also known as Phagwah (Assamese: ফাকুৱা), Festival of Colours, or Doḷajātra (Oriya: ଦୋଳଯାତ୍ରା) in Odisha, and as Dol Jatra (Bengali: দোলযাত্রা) or Basantotsav ("spring festival") (Bengali: বসন্তোৎসব) in West Bengal and Assam.
Holi is of particular significance in the Braj region, which includes locations traditionally connected to the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana, which become tourist destinations during the season of Holi.[1]

As per the Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated on the Phalgun Purnima which comes in February or March in the Gregorian Calendar.


IDEA???  Possible date for Holi fundraiser: May 23.

4:15-5:00 HOLI after last final!!! Maybe sale of F-5 Fest T-shirt designed by Art Club

6:00 Dinner at Johnnies or other restaurants willing to give % of sales go to cause. Say CASADY YAC when ordering your meal, % of the cost of your meal will be donated to YAC F-5 Fest.

7:30 PM  View movie, Girl Rising at Quail Springs Mall.

10:00 PM Reflective ice cream social at Cherri Berry or other places willing to provide % of sales to cause.  Baskets with suggested reflective questions on site.