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2011 Norooz: Nowruz Events and News Worldwide

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Sweden: Fire Festival & Nouroz 2011

atash-Sweden-Fire-Festival-chahar-shanbeh-souriTuesday March 15, 2011
Goteborg – Heden 5pm

Friday March 25, 2011
Gotenbogs Symfoniker, Stora Salen 7pm


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University of Pittsburgh Nowruz Celebration

University-of-Pittsburgh-Nowruz-Celebration-persian-pantersFriday, March 25th, 2011
Assembly Room – William Pitt Union 6pm

Please join us in our Nowruz ceremony, the ancient (and modern) Persian New Year celebrating the first day of Spring. There will be Persian traditional dinner, a series of very entertaining performances (more so than in previous years) and afterwards we will get to dance till we drop.

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Vancouver: University of British Columbia Norooz Gala

University-of-British-Columbia-Persian-clubSaturday, March 19, 2011
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside 8pm

UBC Persian Club, White-Hat Marketing and Hollywood Promotions Present NOROOZ BASH

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Canada: Give the Gift of Joy to Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees

Iranian-Railroad-for-Queer-RefugeesIranian New Year (Nowrooz) will be celebrated on Farvardin 1st, 1390, Unless of course, you happen to be queer, queer Iranians, commonly ostracized by their families live in fear and persecution or the lonely alternative of exile and isolation.

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Googoosh Nowruz 2011 Concerts

Googosh-Nowruz-2011-Concerts-iThursday, March 24, 2011
Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul Turkey

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Merdeka Hall PWTC, Kulala Lampur Malaysia

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Nokia Theatre, Los Angles, California

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Portland: Andisheh Center's Chahar Shanbe Suri 2011

Andisheh-Center-Chahar-Shanbe-Suri-iTuesday, March 15, 2011
Oaks Park Dance Pavilion 6pm
Portland, Oregon

Andisheh Center is proud to have organized this event in Portland for the past years. Hope to see all of you for this year’s event.


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Belly Dance with Rachel Brice

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Rachel Brice is a contemporary innovator in Tribal Fusion Style Belly Dance based in San Francisco.

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Toronto: Haft-sin art to order

shahrzad_nasiri-haft_sin-2011-3-w900-iHaft-Sin arrangements for the 2011 Persian New Year celebrations. This collection is custom handmade & detailed by  Shahrzad and Fereshteh.


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Photos: Nowruz exhibition in Iran

Nowruz-exhibition-in-Iran-iKarvansray Khanat, Tehran 2011

Nowruz is a time for great joy and celeberations shared by people of all faiths and ethnicity in many regions inside and outside Iran, and its registered on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


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USA: Radio Javan Norooz Parties

Radio-Javan-AJA-Lounge-Atlanta-iFriday, March 11, 2011
La Vida, Los Angeles 10pm

Friday, March 18, 2011
AJA Lounge, Atlanta 10:30pm

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Cities Lounge, Washington DC 10pm

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Southern California: Caltech Nowruz Celeberation 2011

Iranian-FICCIT-caltechSaturday March 19, 2011
Caltech Dabney Lounge 7pm

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


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Los Angeles: Iranian Psychological Association's Nowruz Gala

Iranian-Psychological-AssociationSaturday March 19, 2011
Olympic Collection 7pm

Join IPAA for Nowruz celeberation, four course Persian dinner, DJ Behshid & DJ Moein, Traditional Haft Seen table.

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San Francisco: Art People Gallery’s Persian New Year Celeberation

Art-People-Gallery-iSaturday March 26, 2011
Crocker Galleria, SF 6-10pm

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF THE PERSIAN NEW YEAR. Let’s embrace the Persian Culture with fine art, live music, and Classical Persian performances! Meet the artists, enjoy delicious food, DJ, & surprises.

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Southern California: UC Irvine Nowruz 1390 Celebration

Society-Iranian-Graduate-Students-UC-IrvineSunday, March 20, 2011
UC Irvine Student Center 3pm-midnight

Society of Iranian Graduate Students at UC Irvine (SIGS) cordially invites you, your friends and your family for an unforgettable day full of enjoying programs, to Nowruz Celebration of 1390 (2011).


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Northern California- Chahar Shanbeh Soori, Persian Festival Of Fire

4shanbehsoorifinalprintfront-iTuesday March 15, 2011
B4Twelve (Bistro412), Palo Alto 6pm

We have teamed up with the Persian Student Association of Stanford University and Bay Area’s Shabeh Jomeh Chapter to bring you a special & exclusive Chahar-Shanbeh Soori celebration with family & friends at a special venue accomodating indoor and outdoor staging areas.

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New York: Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York Navroze

Zoroastrian-Association-of-Greater-New-YorkSaturday, March 26, 2011
Pomona Darbe-Mehr, Suffern

This is going to a fun-filled evening with a lot of activities ranging from the Annual General Meeting of ZAGNY, Elections for the new ZAGNY Board 2011-2014, Silent Auction for the 2012 N.A. Zarathushti Congress, Announcement of the winner of the Gara Raffle. And of course dance, music and scrumptious food. Not something you would want to miss !

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Texas: Persian Cultural Center Norooz

Texas-Persian-Cultural-CenterSaturday, March 19, 2011
Persian Cultural Center, Richardson 8pm

Join us for Norooz celeberation, food, music, dance and theatre

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Northern California: Persian Center's Norouz 2011 and ChaharShanbeh Souri

Persian-center-Norouz 2011-iFriday, March 25, 2011
Crowne Plaze Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto 6:30pm

ChaharShanbeh Souri
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
2000 block of Durant Ave in Berkeley 7pm


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Music: Rastak Group, Folkloric

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Rastak a new ensemble for contemporary Persian folk music was formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret traditional Persian folk music for a global audience, incorporating language, culture and history also merging traditional instruments and forms with contemporary rhythms.

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Chicago: Nowruz Parade

Chicago-Nowruz-Parade-2011Saturday, March 26, 2011
50 W Washington St. 11:30am-4pm

What Can I Do? You can Organize, Recruit and Campaign in your School, Work place or among Friends and Family to form a Unit to participate in the 2nd Chicago Nowruz Parade.

A unit starts with two people, one on each side of your banner.

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Denmark: Nowrooz Iranian New Year Celebration

denmark-iranian-nowroozFriday, March 18, 2011
Folkedansens Hus,Gjellerupvej 7pm

Celebrate with Haji Firouz, Djena’s dance group, dancing with Negin, Kurdistan dance ensemble ROJAN, the best Iranian dance music by DJ Arya, and much more …. food and beverages available.

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Photos: Nowruz carpet cleaning

nowruz-carpet-cleaning-995-iSpring cleaning, or Khouneh Tekouni (literally means ’shaking the house’) or ‘complete cleaning of the house’ is commonly performed before Nowruz. Persians (Iranians, Afghans and Tajiks) and other Indo-Iranian groups (Kurds, Armenians, Azarbaijanis and Balochs) start preparing for the Nowruz with a major spring-cleaning of their houses, and carpet cleaning has become a new year ritual.

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San Diego: Association of Iranian American Professionals Norooz 1390

Association-of-Iranian-American-Professionals-of-San-DiegoSaturday, March 19, 2011
Marriott at Del Mar 6:30pm

4 Shanbe Soori
Tuesday March 15, 2011
Mariners Point at Mission Bay

Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP) House of Iran (HOI) Persian Cultural Center (PCC) celebrate Norooz

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Dallas: NowRouz Festival

Parastoo-NowRouz-iSunday, March 20, 2011
Plano Centre, 11am-4pm

For the past several years, a large group of Dallas Iranian Americans have been actively involved in the preparation of the NowRuz Festival. Hundreds of children and teenagers have participated in the Festival’s artistic classes, including Persian dance, choir, theatre, and music. They show off their newfound skills by performing at the Festival. 

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Seattle: Nowruz Eve Celeberation

Golha-club-Seattle-iSaturday, March 19, 2011
Town Hall Seattle 6:30pm

Golha Kids, Arghavan Ensemble (traditional music), Delshodeh Ensemble ( traditional Persian Dance), Amoo Nowruz and a Surprise Stand up Comedian.

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