— FESTIVAL OF HOLI—
Viceroy presents Holi Festival
on the lawn at Bull McCabes Irish Pub 427 W. Main St Durham NC 27701
Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. It is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date, which is determined by the Hindu calendar, varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar, typically coming in March, sometimes in February. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin and Nepalese diaspora. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colors.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather, do religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil should be destroyed as the bonfire starts. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi - a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw colored powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks.
— what to expect —
Come join us on March 11th to ring in spring in the Indian traditional way with friends, family and lots of colors, Dance the afternoon away with our color fight and live music. Enjoy some tasty treats from Viceroy and wash it down with Kingfisher Indian Lager. Their will be a raffle held with local Durham prizes and all proceeds will go to Vibha.org. All Color packets and event t-shirts will be available for purchase upon entry (No Cover Charge), Color packets will be available in different packages.
12pm - 3pm
Sectioned off area for the color fight
Color packages and T-Shirts available at the door
(No Colors will be Allowed from outside of the event)
3pm - 5pm
Henna (Mehndi) temperory body art
Rangoli (Art made from colored rice and colored dry flour)
A silent auction will be held to benefit VIBHA
12PM - 6PM SET
RoopG Entertainment RoopG.com
— food & drink—
Outside Beer Tent will have Kingfisher Draft
All other Alcoholic and Non - Alcoholic Beverages will be available at the patio bar.
Vegetable Samosa or Chicken Samosa (Chaat Option Available)
Guru Thali - 2 Vegetable Curries with Rice and Naan
Patel Thali - 1 Veg Curry + 1 Meat Curry with Rice and Naan
Singh Thali - 2 Meat Curries with Rice and Naan