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2010 Norooz: Nowruz Events and News Worldwide

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Nowruz Event Directories

world-map-pA list of sites that offer information on various Nowruz celebrations, including concerts and clubs. International
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Tehran - Chahar Shanbeh Souri Photographs

chahar-shanbeh-suri-iran-2010-000-iTuesday March 16, 2010

While the current Iranian government leaders do not want Iranians to celeberate this fire festival, people from all walks of life continue to do so, as if Iranians come with this fire-jumping gene!

This festival is the celebration of light (the good) winning over darkness (the bad). Photographs are from ISNA and Mehr, both considered state funded media, but they also have the gene!

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Washington DC - Georgetown University Iranian Cultural Society Nowruz Dinner Show

georgetown-eduSaturday March 27, 2010
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall 6:30PM

Join the Georgetown University Iranian Cultural Society for its annual dinner show. There will be delicious Persian food, egg painting, performances by Georgetown and local students, as well as an afterparty with RadioJavan’s DJ Barbari!

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Southern California - Iranian American Muslim Association of North America Chaharshanbeh Soori

imanTuesday March 16, 2010

IMAN Youth Group celebrates Charshanbeh Soori at IMAN Center.
This program includes Music, traditional food booths and entertainment for children.

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Central California – Iranian Culture & Art Club of Fresno Fire Festival & Norouz

kanoon-californiaTuesday March 16, 2010
Fire Festival
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, Clovis 7PM

Saturday March 27, 2010
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
Aghili concert, and Shahrzad Dance Academy

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US House of Representatives Passes the Nowruz Resolution

PAAIA-NowruzMarch 15, 2010, Washington, D.C. – We are very pleased to report that the House of Representatives passed the Nowruz resolution (H.Res.267) today by a vote of 384 to 2.

PAAIA first approached Congressman Michael Honda (CA-15th) in February 2009, urging him to introduce a resolution in honor of Nowruz in the House of Representatives.

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Chicago - Nowruz Parade

Nowruz-Parade-ChicagoSaturday March 20, 2010
Federal Plaza to the State Plaza and back-  12 noon to 6PM

Please make a Happy Nowruz banner with your establishment’s name/logo and send at least two people (or many more) to parade your banner.  Contact us:  or (312) 922 – 2300

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Toronto - Norooz Celebration at Ryerson University

Iranian-Students-Association-Ryerson-UniversityTuesday March 16, 2010
Chahar Shanbeh Soori
Mel Lastman Sq. 7PM

Friday March 19, 2010
Ryerson Engineering Building 7PM

A group of Iranian students at Ryerson with the help of artists from every corner of city are preparing to celebrate Norooz like never before at Ryerson. Traditional Iranian music, pop music, storytelling, Naghaali, dance, and plays.

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Northern California - Saratoga Chamber of Commerce 4-Shanbesoori

Tuesday March 16, 2010saratoga-chamber
Starting from Blaney Plaza 5:30PM
Big Basin Way

Food, dancing, raffle prizes and much more from Dehkhoda School, Niosha Dance Acadamy, Bijan Bakery and Cafe, Nowruz Bazar, Rose Market, and Vienna Woods Restaurant

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Southern California – Persian Worshipers of Christ Nowruz

Persian-Worshipers-ChristSunday March 21, 2010
PWOCC, West Hills 1PM

Church of  Christ worshipers invites you to Nowruz celebration.
Program includes Gospel music, message and lunch.

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London - Uyghur Ensemble Nowruz Celebration

London-Uyghur-EnsembleFriday March 19, 2010

SOAS Department of Music and the Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus Nowruz celebration with live music from the London Uyghur Ensemble.

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Atlanta - Persian Community Center & Iranian Student Association at Georgia Tech New Year Events

Iranian-Student-Association-GTITuesday March 16, 2010
4Shanbeh Suri
Riverside Park, Roswell 6PM

Saturday March 27, 2010
Sheraton Hotel 7pm

Sunday April 4, 2010
13 Bedar
Red Top Mountain

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Persian Dance in front of the Iranian embassy in Ottawa

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Khorshid Khanoom Persian Dance Ensemble
Dance has been banned in Iran for 31 years

Northern California - Stanford Norooz Boat Party

stanford-NoroozFriday March 19, 2010
Boat Party, Alameda

Persian Student Association at Stanford University’s three hours cruise on San Francisco Bay with Persian music and dance

Saturday March 20, 2010
Norooz 1389
Bechtel International Center

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Southern California – Caltech Nowruz 2010

Iranian-FICCIT-caltechSaturday March 20, 2010
Caltech Dabney Lounge 7:30PM
Pasadena, CA.

Join FICCIT to celebrate Nowruz (Iranian New Year) in an evening of fun and culture:

๏ Persian Cuisine
๏ Traditional dance performance
๏ Zal-o-Rudabeh performance
๏ DJ & Dance

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Southern California - Persian Cultural Festival, 13 Badar

Sunday April 4, 2010
Beilenson Park (Lake Balboa)
aka Balboa Park 8AM-6PM

Sizdah bedar (Persian سیزده بدر) is the Persian Festival of “Joy and Solidarity” celebrated on the 13th day of the Persian New Year. This year, this event may gather over 100,000 attendants.

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New Mexico – ICSNM Persian New Year Party, NoRuz

Saturday March 20, 2010
Radisson Hotel and Water Park – 8PM

Please join Iranian Cultural Society of New Mexico in celebration of the Iranian New Year (NoRuz 1389) for an after dinner party with Persian sweets, music and dance.

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Southern California - Nowruz for kids 2010

Sunday March 21, 2010
TAFT High School 11AM-5PM
Woodland Hill

Radio Koodak’s 6th annual free event including:

- Ammo Nowruz, Haft Seen, dance, music
- cirque , magic, and puppet shows
- crafts, and lots of Eydi (presents)

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London – Norouz at Hampstead Town Hall

Hampstead-town-hallFriday March 19, 2010
Hampstead Town Hall 7PM

Nima Leon – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Babak Saeedi – Keyboard and Guitars
Saeed – Lead Vocals
Malik Tebrizli – Percussions

Traditional Azerbaijani,  Belly, and Latin dance shows

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Kurdistan - Ebi & Leila Forouhar

Leila-ForouharSaturday March 27, 2010
Sunday March 28, 2010
International Center 8PM
Arbil – Kurdistan

Arbil (Erbil) is the third-largest city in Iraq, the capital of Kurdistan Autonomous Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the biggest Kurdish city in the world.

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London - Contemporary Iranian's 4Shanbeh Soori and Norooz

Contemporary-IranianTuesday March 16, 2010

Let’s celebrate 4Shanbeh Souri and Nowruz with with Persian art:
music, photography, painting, cartoon, short film and dance

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Irvine – Evecina Cultural & Educational Foundation Noruz Celebration

Evecina-CulturalSunday March 14, 2010
ECEF Sanctuary 11AM

Please join Evecina Cultural & Educational Foundation for live music by Evecina students, auction, and Noruz bazaar.

If you like to participate in ECEF auction or donate items, please contact

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Chicago - Children’s Museum’s Norooz

Thursday March 11, 2010
5 pm-8pm

Saturday March 13, 2010
11am – 4pm

Sunday  March 14, 2010
11am – 4pm

Passport to Persia: Visit our Haft-Seen display, decorate an egg to take home, enjoy special music and dance performances and more, discover Persia’s rich heritage with members of Chicago’s Persian community!

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Houston - Novruz Bayram Celebration

houston-bakuFriday March 19, 2010
Demers Banquet Hall 7PM-2AM

Please join Houston-Baku Sister City Association for the annual Novruz Bayram Celebration and share an unforgettable evening with old and new friends while enjoying a traditional Azeri dinner and live music performance by the singer NOVRUZ MAMMADOV from New York .

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East Coast - Silk Road Dance Company New Year Events

Silk_Road-Dance-Company-Saturday March 6 & Sunday March 7, 2010
Asian Culture Festival in Miami 10AM -6PM

Saturday March 6, 2010
Celebrate Navruz at the Embassy of Uzbekistan 7PM

March 10, 2010
Azerbaijan Night at the University of Maryland

March 21, 2010
National Museum for Women in the Arts

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