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Vardavar Celebration: Ode To Astghik

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Vardavar Picnic Fundraiser: Celebrating Tradition and Community

Join us for a vibrant and joyous celebration at our Vardavar Picnic Fundraiser! This event is not only a chance to partake in the traditional Armenian festival of Vardavar but also a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause.
📅 July 14, 2024
🕒 10:00 am
📍 Casa Adobe de San Rafael
What is Vardavar and Why Ode De Astghik?
Vardavar, an ancient Armenian festival, is celebrated 98 days after Easter. It is a day filled with joy, laughter, and lots of water! 💦 Historically, Vardavar has pagan roots linked to the goddess of love, beauty, and water, Astghik. Today, it is celebrated with water fights, where everyone, young and old, can splash each other with water, symbolizing purification and refreshment.
Why Attend? 
1. Fun and Festivities:
● Water Games: Get ready for the ultimate water fight! Bring your water guns, balloons, and buckets. 
● Delicious Food: Delicious Food and beverages will be provided.
● Family-Friendly Activities: Games and STEM activities
2. Supporting a Cause:
Your participation will help support AESA’s ongoing programs.
Bring a blanket!
● AESA Members: $32
● Adults:$40
● Children (under 7): Free 🧒
Can’t attend but still want to help? Consider making a donation to support our cause. Visit donate and make a donation.
Come with your family and friends to experience the joyous spirit of Vardavar while making a positive impact on our community. Let’s celebrate, connect, and support together!


July 14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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