Here are the Florida communities celebrating Holi (festival of colors) on March 17, 2014.
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 http://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 http://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 http://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 http://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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