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The Holi Festival – Learn about the Holiday at Pretend City

Tuesday, March 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Holi Festival Comes to Pretend City

Tuesday, March 19

Holi is considered as one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country. The Festival of Colors is celebrated to mark the arrival of spring.  Join us we venture into another cultural celebration where we will learn about the festival’s traditions through performances, art, and activities. 

Purpose Behind the Play: Sensory play, artistic creativity, social-emotional development, and exposure to culture and diversity.  

  • Cultural Connection (11:30a): Montessori Preschool Irvine will be here to share a story about Holi with your little ones. The fun and learning will continue with authentic songs and dances to celebrate this special day.
  • Smart Art (Art Studio-Times Vary): Painted People > Colored powder celebrations is one of the most exciting activities during Holi. Join us in the art studio as we celebrate a tamer version of the fun by creating painted people with water and colored powder.  
  • Holiday History (3:00p): Let’s Celebrate Holi! > Come one, come all as we read about the history of Holi in this brightly colored, kid-friendly storybook. Following our reading, we will play with colored sand in honor of the ancient tradition. 

    Special Thanks to:
    @OCIndiaAssociation  @OC Indian Women @Mumbai Madness

*SPECIAL BOLLYWOOD SURPRISE* at 1:15 p.m. (YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!)

Grown-up Tip: Introducing different cultural holidays to children gives them an understanding of different people. Look at the calendar and go to the library to find a book on the next holiday. Share with your child the ways others celebrate their holidays. This will help your children learn about diversity and cultural awareness.  

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About Discovering Diversity:

Pretend City’s “Discovering Diversity” program encourages our guests to learn about religions, customs, and traditions that may be different from our own. Learning about new and different customs teaches children new understandings of the world around us. Pretend City strives to celebrate holidays and traditions of cultures from all over the world. If you have any suggestions, please email info@pretendcity.org. Along with Ash Wednesday, Pretend City will also be preparing to celebrate Easter, Purim, and the Persian New Year. 

Details

Date:
Tuesday, March 19
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Pretend City Children’s Museum
Phone:
949.428.3900
Email:
info@pretendcity.org
Website:
pretendcity.org

Venue

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Phone:
949.428.3900
Website:
https://www.pretendcity.org

*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability. 

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