Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to proceed as planned with the Juana Run this March 28th. We considered postponing until the fall, but we saw several other local races already doing that, and given that fall is already a crowded time of year for races getting now more crowded this year, we decided that the best thing to do would be to defer to next year.
Our probable date which we are trying to lock down is Saturday, Feb 27th, 2021.
We appreciate your understanding with this difficult decision we had to make for the benefit of the community. All current registrations will, by default, be deferred until next year. When our 2021 date becomes official, there will be a period for refunds for those unable to attend.”
We are pleased to invite you with your family and friends to our first Garba event.
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 7PM to 10:30PM
Location: Multipurpose Room
Barron Park Elementary School
800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto 94306 (map)
Tickets: $15 (children under 5 FREE)
Garba is a folk dance from Gujarat state which is now enjoyed all over India as well as in different parts of the world. Men and women dress up in traditional colorful dresses and come out together for 9 consecutive nights during Navratri days in Autumn to celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasur. The tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra and Diwali follows after a few weeks.
Garba folk dance is now adapted everywhere to celebrate communities and enjoy the harvest time and get into joyous spirits.
Garba can be both fast and slow-paced dance performed in circles. Women traditionally wear colorful ‘ghaghra-choli’ and men wear the ‘Kediyu (shirt) and the Kafni.
At times you might see a combination of both Garba and Dandiya (a dance performed with colorful sticks) during the Navratri days.
Garba dance steps are simple to follow and any newcomer can quickly get into the rhythm after observing a few moves. One can also find many videos and tutorials on Garba on YouTube.