Here are some of the Holi 2015 celebrations coming up in Florida:
MARCH 4 AND MARCH 8: PHAGWAH CELEBRATIONS; Holika burning at 6:30 p.m. on March 4; Phagwah celebrations on March 8 at 12:30 p.m.; Shri Saraswati Devi Mandir, 16220 Livingston Ave., Tampa; for information, call Prem Pooram at (813) 968-3504 or Raj Singh at (727) 709-8354.
MARCH 4 AND MARCH 7: HOLI; Holika Dahan at 7 p.m. on March 4; Holi or Phagwah celebrations at 2 p.m. on March 7; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; for information, call Nick Ramlal at (813) 334-0443 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 5: HOLIKA; 6 p.m.; organized by Ambaji Mandir of Tampa Bay, 10991 58th St., Pinellas Park; for details, call the mandir at (727) 388-6685, email email@example.com or visit www.ambajimandir.org
MARCH 7: HOLI MELA; starts at 5 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482.
MARCH 7: RANGPANCHAMI CELEBRATION; organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB); for information, visit http://www.mmtbusa.org/
MARCH 8: 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); natural colors available for purchase; free to GSTB members, non-member $15, seniors $10; fee includes snacks and lunch; nominal parking fees; for information, call Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747 or Sudhir Shah at (727) 686-7424.
MARCH 4: HOLI; organized by the Bhartiya Samaj of Central Florida; Mary Holland Park, North Broadway Ave., Bartow; 7 p.m. onward; $25; for information, call Vinoobhai Patel at (863) 293-0942 or visit www.bscfl.com
MARCH 7: LET’S PLAY HOLI; presented by Lil Buddy’s West Indian Store; 2 p.m.; 123 Ridge Center Drive, Davenport; for information, call (407) 350-8231.
MARCH 8: HOLI PICNIC; organized by India Association Cultural & Educational Center; for details, call Samuel Patidar at (352) 873-4519, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.indiaocala.org
MARCH 4: HOLIKA DAHAN; 7 to 8 p.m.; Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple, 11414 S Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 574-8044 or visit www.durgasaitemple.org
MARCH 5: HOLI FESTIVAL; organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida; Holi bonfire will be set up on temple grounds and traditional ceremony from 6:30 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 7: HOLI; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Orlando; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, Debary; free; for information, call (407) 603-1333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 8: DHULETI; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; starts at 11 a.m.; Bill Frederick at Turkey Lake Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando; for information, visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com
MARCH 8: HOLI CELEBRATION; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Shri Shiv Dham Hindu Temple and Yogashram, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 380-2661, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.shivtemple.net
March 8: HOLI 2015; organized by Indian Horizon of Central Florida and Lotus Group Insurance; Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; free; $10 parking; for information, call Hari Singh at (321) 662-1887.
APRIL 4: HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORS; 3 to 7 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
SPACE COAST (TITUSVILLE)
MARCH 8: HOLI ’15; organized by the India Association of the Space Coast (IASC); Fox Lake Park, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville; 2 to 7 p.m.; for fee and other information, call (321) 288-7717, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.iascbrevard.com
MARCH 7: HOLI CELEBRATIONS; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Daytona; Bethune Point Park, 101 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach; 2 to 5 p.m.; for information, call ICS President Sangeetha Bhoola at (386) 527-0855 or Vice President Rita Patel at (386) 795-0008 or visit http://www.icsdaytona.com
MARCH 5: HOLI CELEBRATIONS; Hindu Society of North East Florida temple, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call the mandir at (904) 268-7630 or visit http://www.hsnef.org/
SOUTH FLORIDA (PEMBROKE PINES)
MARCH 8: HOLI PICNIC; organized by Indian Religious and Cultural Center (IRCC); C.B. Smith Park-Shelter No. 19, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for pricing information, call (954) 543-1539, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.irccflorida.com
NITISH S. RELE