PICO Hosts Its10th Annual Kite Flying Festival at the Crossroads Park, Gilbert, AZ - Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO) will have its 10th Annual Kite Flying Festival (Basant Mela) on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Crossroads Park located at 2155 E. Knox Road, Gilbert, Arizona. Admission to the event is free, and it's open to the public.

Kite Flying Display

β€œIt may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...”
― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO) will have its10th Annual Kite Flying Festival (Basant Mela) on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Crossroads Park located at 2155 E. Knox Road, Gilbert, Arizona. Admission to the event is free, and it's open to the public

Basant is a seasonal festival celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring. "Kite flying" is the major and most colorful event of this festival. The sky is covered with colorful kites that are of medium size normally from 1 foot to 4 feet in diameter; kites are usually made of paper and made especially for this purpose. Kites are of different shapes and sizes and are tied with specially made thread called "Doore."

"Yellow" is the color of the festival and is visible everywhere i.e. from kites to clothes. Basant is not only a kite flying event, it's a cultural festival for the entire family.

The PICO Basant Mela is an excellent opportunity to participate in Kite Flying, visit with vendors displaying Pakistani arts and crafts, apparel, and jewelry. Try traditional Pakistani food, enjoy the music, kids and youth activities or experience a henna tattoo.

For additional information or for vendor participation details contact us at: http://www.pakistaninformation.org Phone (480) 586-1840 / (623) 570-9526

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SARDAR BABAR
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