MINNESOTA BUDDHIST VIHARA- ORGANIZES NEW YEAR FEST FOR SIXTH SUCESSIVE YEAR
Posted on April 10th, 2010
The Minnesota Buddhist Vihara
For the sixth successive year, the Minnesota Buddhist Vihara in Minneapolis has organized a post New Year celebration (Bak Maha Ulela) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The event will take place at the City View School Auditorium, across the Buddhist Vihara (3350, N. Fourth St., Minneapolis). Activities include observing traditional New Year customs, taking part in traditional games and activities, and participating in a potluck New Year meal.
A special feature of the celebrations isÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the childrenÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s singing and dancing program scheduled at 1.45 p.m.
Witiyala Seewalie Thera, the abbot of the Vihara, said he has invited all Sri Lankans in the Twin Cities and the vicinity to attend the celebrations.