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Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi or Vasakhi) is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region, in India, which also marks beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season.
To mark the celebrations, devotees, irrespective of Sikh religion, attend the gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship. The celebrations start early as devotees, with flowers and offerings in their hands, proceed towards the gurdwara before dawn. Processions through towns are also common. It is celebrated on April 14 each year.
$2 entry fee. All money raised will go to the Abbotsford Food Bank.

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SAPNA is celebrating it’s third Holi event, with a GRAND SPONGE WAR FINALE!
The South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA) is back again with an event to celebrate the message of love and peace – Holi.
Today Holi is an excuse for Indians to shed inhibitions and caste differences for a day of spring fever and fun. People from all ages spend the day flirting and misbehaving in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly colored powder (gulal) over each other.

The event will be held on Friday, March 25 @ 3:00pm- 6:00pm Rain or Shine! Meet us at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (University House, Building F) at 3pm to learn about the history of Holi and how it is celebrated around the world.

Only a $5 dollar entry fee; with your ticket you can have samosas, Indian chai, henna, learn some Bhangra steps, purchase a white tee shirt and win a door prize!!

Come and Live a Little!
For more information please contact:
sapna@ufv.ca

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