Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida – Events

Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida – Events

The GACACF thanks you for your support of our Independence Gala featuring Dave Martins and the Trade Winds!, we do hope you had a  time!

Now that the grown ups have had their fun, it’s time for the young and young at heart to also have fun and enjoy our culture with 2 events in March! 

In lieu of our general meeting on Sunday March 16th, we will be having some fun playing Phagwah! – GACACF will have a booth at this event for organization information.

SUNDAY MARCH 16TH – PHAGWAH or Holi Festival in Orlando

Location: Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake -3401 S HIAWASSEE RD, Orlando  

Time: 11am – 7pm
Admission: Free! Parking $10
Attire :’ Play clothes’ if you intend to really really enjoy yourself (and a change of clothes and towels to cover your car seats)

Lots of food, vendors, games and prizes! Performances by : Diya International, Maya’s Dance School, Raja Rani and Nach Veda!

What is Phagwah  ?
** Phagwah (or Holi) is a spring time festival celebrated by Hindus in India and countries with large Indian populations which includes Guyana and Trinidad.
On the day of celebration, observers traditionally wear white clothing and throw harmless coloured water and powder at each other called Abeer or Gulal.  Phagwah is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.  It can traced back to Hindu lore of the King Hiranyakasyapu who attempted to kill his son, prince Prahlad.  The boy was saved  on each attempt by Lord Vishnu’s blessings.  The King’s sister, Holika (Holi derives from her name) eventually tries to kill the prince as well by leading him into a fire.  According to the lore, Holika was immune to fire, but she perished to ashes and the Prince came out alive. Phagwah is celebrated on the last full moon of winter**

SATURDAY MARCH 22nd – GACACF Family Bowling Night

Location : World Bowling Center – 7540 Canada Ave, Orlando, FL

Time : 6:30pm

Donation :$20 ( includes shoes, 2 games, pizza and fountain soda)

We had a blast last year, I hope some of us have improved our gutter ball game! 🙂 See you there!

Coming in April  –

SUNDAY APRIL 27th –  20th Annual CARIBBEAN FUSION FESTIVAL

Location : Kissimmee Lakefront Park – 320 E. Monument Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Time : Noon – 7pm  – Admission : Free! – Call 407-694-7497 or visit www.cafainc.org.

A variety of games, dancing, live entertainment, plus much more are all complimentary and our food, clothing and jewelry vendors along with an array of other businesses use this day to showcase and sell their wares. Also, a free health fair will be part of the festivities for the welfare of all citizens of Central Florida. CAFA is committed to bringing together the many multicultural communities for inclusion and collaboration of Caribbean Arts and Culture.

Thank You for your continued support! Celebrating 10 years in 2014!

(New mailing address and contact information)

Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida 

PO Box 585036.  Orlando, FL 32858-5036.   

Phone: 407-246-4570.  Website:  www.gacacf.com

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