Category Archives: Festivals

Holi Milan Mela on April 21st Saturday @ Livermore, CA

Holi Milan Mela (Festival of colors)
Hindu Community and Cultural Center (HCCC) will celebrate “Holi” – the festival
of colors on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Leo R Croce Elementary School, 5650 Scenic Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551
Holi is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and a celebration of the arrival of spring. It’s the festival of colors and happiness – a free-for-all carnival
of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry color powder.
 Live DJ, Music & Dance
 Food, Games and other stalls
 HCCC will provide colors
Come, participate and enjoy the activities planned. For pre-registration email your name and number of attendees (adults
and minors above 5 years old) to hol…@l…com
No outside food, drinks and colors allowed
holi-2018http://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/html/2018/holi-2018.pdf

5th Annual Holi Festival Celebration at Bishop Ranch Apr 13

Bishop Ranch is hosting its 5th Annual Holi Festival Celebration on Friday, April 13th 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This free community event is expected to attract more than 1,500 attendees this year.
Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring.
Along with the traditional throwing of colors to commemorate the vibrant and abundant colors of springtime and to say farewell to the long winter, there will be several free, family-friendly activities, including face painting, henna tattoo artists, dance performances, live music, gourmet food trucks and a Kids Zone hosted by the City of San Ramon.
The event will take place at:
Bishop Ranch 2600, Front Parking Lot
2600 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583

SEF Holi – March 31, 2018, Alameda County Fairgrounds

giftofvision.org/events
Do good and have fun with colors!

SEF is happy to bring another colorful Holi in the East Bay at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. The festival is kid friendly, has a super DJ with great music, will have food for purchase and lots of colors, including one free packet with admission. Please bring friends and family to support the event.
Saturday, March 31st, 11AM – 3PM
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Tickets : $15
Link to Tickets: http://www. giftofvision.org/events
SEF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, with a mission to eradicate curable blindness in India. We currently have nine fully functional super-specialty eye hospitals providing free eye care to the poor. SEF has performed over 1.5 million free eye surgeries and today, is the largest provider of totally free eye surgeries in India. Please visit us at https://www.giftofvision.org/events/sef-holi-2018pleasanton for more information.

Atirudra MahaYagnam from March 1st to March 11th

Atirudra MahaYagnam from March 1st to March 11th

Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA, would like to reach out to the Hindu community in the Bay area and across the US and invite them to participate in the Atirudra Maha Yagnam and Sata Chandi Homam to be performed at the Livermore temple from March 1 through March 11, 2018. This is the first time an event of this magnitude is performed by Livermore Temple. Atirudram is a Mega 11 day event with participation by 121 priests and ritviks, many of them coming all the way from India. We therefore urge devotees to seize the opportunity at hand and participate all eleven days of the event.
What is the Ati Rudram? The four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva) are the roots of our religion and foundation for Sanatana Dharma. Rudram and Chamakam are contained in the Krishna Yajur Veda. Rudram is the most sacred means of worshipping Lord Siva. Eleven recitations of the Sri Rudram (Namakam) followed by one recitation of the Chamakam is called the Ekadasa Rudram. Eleven Ekadasa Rudram recitations make one Laghu Rudram. Eleven Laghu Rudram recitations make Maharudram and eleven Maharudram recitations constitute Ati Rudram!

Festival of Colors – Holi Newark Park Mall, Newark

Come and celebrate Holi, the “Festival of Colors” on Saturday, March 10th, at Newark Park Mall, Newark. Join thousands of people to sprinkle colors and spread cheers with friends and family. Play Holi with family and friends with biodegradable skin-friendly colors. Enjoy delicious food, dazzling musical and cultural extravaganza. Dance to the beats of Desi Dhol and DJ. Colors and Food will be available to purchase at the venue. FREE Parking. Buy tickets at https://eventmozo.com/FOGHOLI,
www.sulekha.com/FOGholi
For more information contact: Vidya Sethuraman (510) 491-4867

Lohri Festival 2018 – Jan 14 in Newark

Lohri is a Punjabi festival which celebrates the winter solstice. This festival marks the longest night of the year. Celebrations include bhangra and giddha on the beats of dhol.
Our Supporters:
Ginny Bedi of Ginny Bedi Law Firm is a passionate and kind Punjaban. We are grateful for her contribution to this festival.
Raj Budwal of Bay Area Third Eye has agreed to be the official photographer of Lohri Festival 2018.
Dr. Ria Singh (Popular Chiropractor from Fremont) has been very generous and always supportive of Global Women Power. We thank her for her contribution.
For tickets, please call on 510-830-8771 or 408-422-8585
Organizers: Alka Madan and Rosy Kaur

New India Bazar Diwali Sale in Dublin & Pleasanton

Visit New India Bazar Dublin or Pleasanton to get the great deals for Diwali! Sale ends October 22, 2017. See image for all the sale items.
4552 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568
Ph:(925) 875-1692

3160 Santa Rita Rd,
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Ph:(925) 461-3000

You can also visit any of our 7 stores.  Find the location nearest you by visiting our website: www.NewIndiaBazar.com
Happy Diwali to you and your family 🙂

Indian Ethnic Clothing Options for Festive Season

Navratri, marked with dances such as dandiya and garba begins on September 21 and ends on September 29, and the 10th day will be celebrated as Dussehra. Plenty of ghagra and other ethnic skirt options, jewerly, bracelets,  and other new styles available for festive dance season. Please make your selections online, make an appointment, and pick up locally in Dublin.  Avail of 10% off when you mention this ad. Check out at www.thelittlebazaar.com or contact/text 408/375-6353 or email dish…@t…com

1 or 2 Day Sanskar Bharti Workshop @ Pleasanton

All, Many thanks for overwhelming response and your suggestions are encouraging. As advised by most of you, I am including one day workshop option as well, please select appropriate options based on your current skill set level. Look forward to an event full of fun.
Dates:
Option 1 : Tue Sep 19th and / OR Wed, Sep 20th 10 am to 12PM
Option 2 : Sat Sep 23rd and / OR Sun Sep 24th 11 am to 1 pm

Sanskar Bharti – Contact: Priyanka @ 510 358 6287
What you will learn?
Day 1
Sanskar bharti fundamentals
Draw and colour various shapes, signs and there applications
One simple to medium complex Sansakar bharti Rangoli
Day 2
Draw and colour advance signs and shapes
Sanskar bharti designs
One medium to complex Sanskar bharti Rangoli.
Workshop Fees: (a) Two days:- $30 /- (b) any One day:- $20/-
(includes material & both the days)
Address: 7357 Stonedale dr, Pleasanton, ca

Onam 2017 Celebration on Saturday, Sept 16th

Bay Area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate ONAM festival on Saturday, September 16th 2017 in Livermore, California.
The details are here: http://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood or would like to meet/greet like-minded families in the neighborhood or participate in the events, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity.
We are planning a grand Onam feast (Sadya) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’ dance songs/music, et al.
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join!
Thank you,
Vijay Valliyil
sangamau…@g…com
Ph: 925-261-6601
www.sangama.us

Navaratri Bazaar Sep 10th

A good opportunity for a festive season to  buy Handmade Jewelry, Decorative Gifts, Dresses , Silk Sarees and more – by Nirmitee Arts.
Sunday Sep 10th from 10 AM to 5 PM 4460 Black Avenue, Suite C, Pleasanton
Wide and colorful range of handmade fashion jewelry for women by Sim Beads! Mesmerizing collection of I Kanchipuram Silk, Tussar,Madhubani, Bangalore soft silk, Kotta Sarees in vibrant colors.
Decorative handmade Diyas by Rekha Joshi
Ethnic and elegant non-allergic, custom made terracotta jewelry by Kotta Krazy Bay area’s largest western and traditional Lucknavi Chikankari Collection. Hand-embroidered designer wear by Thread Country
Unique and intricate Porcelain china paintings by Eugenia Zobel
Contact: Rekha Joshi (408)781-2835 Chandrika Natarajan (925)413-1404 Pallavi Dakwale (925)786-3865

SEF Holi 2017-March 11, Alameda County Fairgrounds

SEF is hosting its the 2nd Annual Holi (Festival of Colors) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 11:00-3:00pm. The festival is kid friendly, has a super DJ with great music, will have food for purchase and lots of colors, including one free packet with admission.  The event consists of sharing the joy of Holi by sprinkling color powder on friends, family and anyone participating. Please bring friends and family to participate in the event and support a good cause.
Saturday, March 11th, 11AM – 3PM
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
$15 at the event
Link to Tickets: http://www.giftofvision.org/festival-holi-pleasanton

Holi Festival Celebration at Bishop Ranch – Mar 24, 2017

The family-friendly, colorful festival of Holi will be celebrated right here at the Bishop Ranch 2600 front parking lot on Friday, March 24. This free event is expected to attract over 1,400 attendees this year (see pics from last year’s event).
Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Participants throw brightly colored powdered pigments on each other as a way to commemorate the vibrant, abundant colors of springtime and to say farewell to the long winter.
Along with the traditional throwing of colors, there will be plenty of free activities for the family: face painting, henna tattoo artists, dance performances, and live music to enjoy while you grab dinner at one of the mobile gourmet food trucks. There is also plenty of free parking! Don’t forget to bring a set of old clothes (white works best), the family, and join to take part in this exciting family event.
– Friday, March 24, 2017 – 5:30pm- 8:00pm
– BR2600, Front Parking Lot 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Contact: Annie Noebel, anoebe…@c…com (949) 525-7024 or Bishop Ranch Community Outreach, (925) 543-0100.

SEF Holi 2017 – March 11, 2017 , Pleasanton, CA

SEF announces the 2nd Annual Holi (Festival of Colors) to be hosted at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 11:00-3:00pm. The festival is kid friendly, has a super DJ with great music, will have food for purchase and lots of colors, including one free packet with admission. Please bring friends and family to support the event.
Saturday, March 11th, 11AM – 3PM
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Tickets : $15
Free color packet Link to Tickets: http://www. giftofvision.org/festival- holi-pleasanton

Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Sat, Dec 17th

sangama2016xmas-flyerSanGaMa- The Bay Area Kerala group is planning to celebrate Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Saturday, Dec 17th evening in San Ramon. Please send a note if you are interested to join the fun and interact with local families!
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join and participate in our programs.  Check out the details at facebook page http://www.sangama.us/
If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the event, please let us know.
Best Regards,
Vijay
http://www.sangama.us/

Diwali @ Windemere

diwali-windemereHi All, I am very excited to announce that Windemere at San Ramon is hosting a very big Diwali Event that will be attended by over 200 people.
We have Childrens Play Area, Programs including Singing, Dancing etc. Spot Events and Prizes including Best Dressed Male, Female, Child and lot of delicious food.
If you are wondering where to spend some quality time this weekend, please head over to our event.
Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diwali-windemere-tickets-28646255722

Pure Silver Lakshmi and Ganesh Coins

Hello everyone ! To get the best price on .925 Silver Coins for Diwali Pooja or Dhanteras or just to give gifts to your friends and family, visit us at Rhodium Jewelers inside Stoneridge  Shopping Center downstairs near Aeropostale Store  , Shree Ganesha Coins, Shree Laxmi & Ganesha together Coins. Available from 2.5 grams to 30 grams. Hurry!
1008 Stoneridge Mall Rd,
1 Stoneridge Shopping Center
Downstairs Near Aeropostale Store
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Call or Text 925 918 5637
email us rhodiumjeweler…@g…com
Thanking you, Suraj. –Rhodium Jewelers

Karva Chauth Mehendi appointments at Anu’s Beautique

Hi all, Happy Festive Season to all . We started Taking appointments for Karva chauth Mehendi. We are open on next Monday 17 Oct.(Please Take an appointments for Facial and Waxing ) and also We are open on Tuesday 18 Oct from 10 am to 9 pm for Mehendi and other services.
call for appointments 925 560 8569.
Thank you ,
Anu’s Beautique
6032 Dougherty Road
Dublin 94568

Celebrate at the Pleasanton Diwali bash

img_5536Diwali Bash Presented by the Punjabi Cultural Association of the Tri-Valley
on November 12, 2016 6:00 pm at Ambrose Hall, 11600 Shannon Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568
– Adult Tickets $50
– Children 13 and Under $35
– Kids in Lap free
Special guests, performances, DJ. Catering Provided by Sansaar Indian Cuisine. Featuring Silent Auctions Throughout the Night! Come hear and support our fundraising efforts for the coming year.
Tickets available online with fee, or Purchase in person from Manjot Grewal 925 895-9205, Ranjit Budwal 925-997-8333, or from Fashion House located at 6715 Dublin Blvd, Dublin CA

Laser Dandhiya & Bollywood Dance in support of youth cricket in Tri-Valley

2016-cfc-dandiya-flyer-for-sulekha-posting-page-001Cricket for Cubs, A 501(c)3 Not for profit organization which promotes youth cricket in Tri-Valley Elementary and Middle Schools is hosting Dandhiya event to promote youth cricket on Saturday October 8th from 6 to 10 pm at Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton , CA 94588. Tickets can be purchased at Sulekha:   http://events.sulekha.com/laser-dandiya-and-bollywood-night-in-support-tri-valley-youth-cricket_event-in_los-angeles-ca_308764

Festive Indian Skirts for Dance Dandiya – 2016

4488-blue-skirt-with-sequin-embellishments_th14267-sequin-paisley-print-cotton-palazzo-pants_th14485-colorful-skirt-with-paisley-print-and-sequins_th14255-monarch-hem-gathered-skirt_th14263-cocktail-party-gold-paisley-womens-skirt_th14084-charmed-dressy-cotton-skirt_th1Welcome the 2016 Dandiya dance season with traditional festivity, and these festive skirts in latest designs. These and other large selection of cotton fashion skirts, wrap-arounds, sequined skirts, silk skirts, palazzo pants, tunics, shawls, etc. are available locally in Dublin.
Make your selection online at www.thelittlebazaar.com from over a thousand styles available in stock. Contact at dish…@t…com call/text 408/375/6353 for free pickup/delivery. If you prefer to order online, get shipping refunded. Also, TriValleyDesi.com readers get 10% discount till Dec 1! Use coupon code TVDS10.

Henna/Mehndi Course

Hi All, I offer Basic, Intermediate, advance and Professional level henna courses for both hands and feet. Approx 20 hours in total. You can learn this art and work as a professional henna artist or learn it as a hobby. New batch for this course will be starting soon. For inquiries send email at sweta.frien…@g…com
Visit my page https://www.instagram.com/swetashennaart/
Course Includes:- Basics of Henna, Different type of henna powder, Material needed for henna art, How to store henna powder/paste, How to make henna cones, How to make your own Henna paste, Basic Shapes, Fills, Making patterns by joining shapes, Intermediate level shapes, How to be a professional henna artist, How to do aftercare of henna patterns you create.
Complete hands on experience of all the levels of henna designing:-
Basic Level, Intermediate level, Advance Level, Professional Level

Onam event at Pleasanton – Sunday, Sep 18th 2016

East Bay Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming Onam festival on Sunday, September 18th, 2016. http://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood, and would like to meet/greet like-minded families in the neighborhood, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity.

Sponsors: If you are a local business, and interested in sponsoring the event, please send a note at sangamaus@gmail.com

We are planning a grand Onam feast (lunch) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’ dance songs/music, et al. As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join!
Thank you,
Vijay Valliyil
sangamaus@gmail.com
http://www.sangama.us/

Onam Celebration on Sunday, Sept 18th

East Bay Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming
Onam festival on Sunday, September 18th, 2016. http://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood, and would like to
meet/greet like-minded families in the neighborhood, feel free to join.
This is a great opportunity.
We are planning a grand Onam feast (lunch) with traditional festivities
like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’
dance songs/music, et al.
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join!
Sponsors: If you are a local business, and interested in sponsoring the
event, please send a note.
Thank you,
Vijay
sangamau…@g…com

White Salwar Kameez for Holly Color Festival

SKD whiteWhite Salwar Kameez for Holly Color Festival – Special Offer
Lucknawi detail White Kurti White Crepe Salwar $30.00
Lucknawi detail White Kurti White Crepe Salwar $40.00
Lucknawi detail White Kurti White Crepe Salwar $70.00
Fine Crepe White Kameez White Salwar $70.00
Offer Ends March 19, 2016
4460 Black Avenue Suit K
Pleasanton CA 94566
Tel: 925 577 9423
11 am to 7 pm.

RANA Holi Celebration (Festival of Colors)

Holi1  Holi3 Holi5RANA Holi Celebration (Festival of Colors), Biggest Holi in Bay Area. It’s time to celebrate the fun filled festival of colors. RANA brings you the biggest Holi Festival in Bay Area inspired by the original Rajasthani Holi in India. RANA Creates the best family experience for all and this time RANA holi is even better.
– On 03/26/2016 (11:00 am – 03:00 pm)
– Cost: 18 –
– Venue: Cardoza Park, Kennedy Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
http://rana.org/ Email: Inf…@r…com
Buy your ticket at https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/44824/chk/e7d6/ (limited tickets available)

The Rainbow holi ticket is all inclusive of
– Delicious north Indian Lunch
– organic beautiful colors
– Hot chai tea
– Cold Thandai (Milk drink with rich ingredients)
– DJ Music
– Rajasthani Photo booths
– Free parking

So you just come with your friends and family and RANA will take care of all your needs.
As we say… Khambaa Ghani Saaa… Holi Haiii….