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2011 Norooz: Nowruz Events and News Worldwide

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Toronto: Norouz 2011 Group Show

Davood-Mantegh3-400x500-iMarch 03 – March 19, 2011
Queen Gallery

Norouz, meaning ‘New Day’ in Persian, is the traditional celebration of the Iranian New Year. Celebrated in Iran, this festival, which marks the first day of Spring, has now spread to other parts of the world.


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United Kingdom - Nauryz Spring Festival in Cambridge

Cambridge-University-Kazakh-SocietyFriday, 11 March, 2011 – 7pm
Jesus College, Chapel

Cambridge Central Asian Forum and Cambridge University Kazakh Society, Cambridge University Uzbekistan Society and Cambridge University Azerbaijan Society is delighted to invite you to the annual celebration of the Nauryz Spring Festival.

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London - Iran Heritage Foundation's Norouz Gala 2011

iran_heritage_logo1Saturday 19 March 2011
Grosvenor House, London

Iran Heritage Foundation cordially invites you to celebrate Norouz. The evening’s programme will include an exciting auction, Edalat Ensemble, Afshin, DJ

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Virginia: Mosaïque presents No Rooz Dinner Show and Dance Party

Troupe-Eshveh-iSunday, March 27, 2011
Bamian Afghan Restaurant

Join us for a celebration of the Persian New Year and the arrival of spring! Featuring contemporary and classical Persian dance, along with theatrical Middle Eastern folklore dances performed by Katayoun with Troupe Eshveh and Mosaique students.

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USA: Give Back this Norooz

National-Iranian-American-CouncilSaturday, March 12, 2011

The Iranian New Year, Norooz, is a time of year to celebrate family, friends and the rebirth of nature.  It’s also a time for spring cleaning ‘khouneh tekouni’ and, according to some, setting the tone for the year ahead.


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London – British Museum Nowruz Lecture

British-MuseumFriday 18 March, 2011 – 17.30

Nowruz is celebrated in many countries from Afghanistan and Iran to Uzbekistan.

Talks and discussion on Nowruz, Rumi poetry readings, music and reception.

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Toronto - Iranian-Canadian Network Nowruz Gala 2011

Iranian-Canadian-NetworkSaturday March 26, 2011
Riviera Parque

Dinner and entertainment by Parviz Sayyad, DJ Takin and Davood Behboodi. Opportunity to win excellent prizes.

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Photos: Nowruz, New Year Shopping in Iran

Nowruz-New-Year -Shopping-in-Iran-628-iIn association with the “rebirth of nature”, extensive spring-cleaning is a national tradition observed by almost every household in Iran. This is also extended to personal attire, and it is customary to buy at least one set of new clothes. On the New Year’s Day, families dress in their new clothes and start the twelve-day celebrations by visiting the elders of their family, then the rest of their family and finally their friends.

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Florida - Iranian American Society of Daytona Beach Chahar-Shanbeh-Soori

Iranian-American-Society-of-Daytona-Beach-iTuesday, March 15, 2011
Frank Rendon Park, Daytona Beach Shores

IAS will provide the firewood, fireworks, hot dogs and soft drinks. Participants may bring additional snacks if desired. Everyone is encouraged to bring a jacket and small flashlight, as there are few lights in the park after dark.


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Canada: Iranian Student Association of Waterloo presents Nowruz party 1390

Iranian-Student-Association-of-Waterloo-iFriday March 18th, 2011
St George Hall

Join ISAW for dinner and dance


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Virginia: George Mason University Norouz Show 1390

George-Mason-University-Persian-ClubFriday, March 11, 2011
GMU Center For The Arts Building

Come join the GMU Persian Club in celebrating the Norooz 1390 with our annual Norooz Show held in George Mason University’s prestigious Center for the Arts building. Join us for a great time filled with amazing student talent: music, dancing, laughs, and singing. Guest appearance: Max Amini.

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Nowruz 2011: Send Persian New Year greeting ecards

nowruz-Persian-New-Year-greeting-cards-i - Wish that Nowruz brings the blessings of happiness, prosperity and love.
- Sad Saal Be In Saal-ha! On Nowruz wishing you 100 more.
- Reach out to all you know with this New Year greeting.
- Invite and wish a friend or a loved one for a grand celebration on Nowruz with…

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New York: 8th Persian Day Parade 2011 & Chaharshanbeh Souri

new-york-Persian-Parade-2011-iSunday, April 10th, 2011
Parade starts: Madison Ave and 38th St. 12 Noon
Festivity will continue at Madison Square Park

Tuesday March 15, 2011
Chaharshanbeh Souri in NJ

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Germany: Oberhausen Arena Nowruz Concert

germany-Oberhausen-Arena-Nowruz-Concert-2011-iSaturday March 19, 2011
König Pilsener Oberhausen Arena

Join Ebi, Sattar, Kamran & Hooman, Hengameh, Mehrzad, and Mansour

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Nowrouz 2011: Eleven countries celebrate Persian New Year nationally

Norooz-flagsNowruz with different spelling shows up in official calendars of Iran, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Autonomous Region of Kurdistan (part of Iraq) and Georgia.

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Texas - Iranian Cultural Foundation Celebrates Nowruz Festival

The-Iranian-Cultural-Foundation-HoustonSunday March 20, 2011
Discovery Green Park, Houston

Join us for our annual celebration of the first day of Spring. Please invite all of your friends as well. This year, our main entertainer will be none other than Black Cats.

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Southern California - International Society for Children with Cancer Nowruz Bazaar

SCC-2010Sunday March 13, 2011
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
10AM – 6PM

Please join ISCC/MAHAK in celebrating the arrival ofPersian New Year by attending our Nowruz Bazaarsupporting underprivileged children suffering from cancer.

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Virginia: IP Society of Iranian Americans Nowrooz Ball 2011

uspatentSaturday, March 12th, 2011
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria

A celebration of Persian New year and the coming of the Spring

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Texas: The Society of Iranian American Women for Education Norouz

Society-Iranian-American-Women-Education-iSaturday, March 12, 2011
The Hilton Houston Hotel Post Oak

Dinner, Entertainment and Scholarship Presentation

Guest Speaker: Gisue Hariri, Renowned Architect

Master of Ceremony: Hasti Taghi, News Reporter KPRC TV

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Chicago - Children’s Museum Norooz

chicago-children-museumThursday, March 10, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Celebrate Norooz, the Persian New Year. Decorate an egg, enjoy singing and dancing, and learn about the traditions of this festive holiday.

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Music: Tabriz concert, Arshin Mal Alan Opera

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Arshin Mal Alan  is a 1913 comic and romantic operetta by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov about the cloth peddler in the 1900s Shusha, who is looking for a wife.

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North Carolina: Persian Cultural Center of North Carolina Norooz Celebrations

Persian-Cultural-CenterTuesday, March 15, 2011
Chahar Shanbeh Suri – In Elon/Burlington

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Norooz Party – Marriott (Airport)’s Grand Ballroom

Sunday, April 3, Sunday
Sizdah Be Dar – Bur-Mil Park

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Virginia: Nowrooz Bazaar to benefit children

Save-The-ChildrenSunday, March 13, 2011
Coutryard by Marriott
Tyson Corner, VA

This Program is presented by Washington DC Council of Save The Children. %100 of profit from the sales will be donated to children in need. All your donations are Tax deductible as permitted by IRS.

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Boston: Iranian Association of Boston Celebrates Norouz 1390

Iranian-Association-BostonSaturday, March 19, 2011
Park Plaza Hotel

Join Iranian Association of Boston, Shahyad, Aftab Dance Group and DJ Kamran to celeberate Norouz.

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Michigan: The University of Michigan's Norooz Show

Persian-Students-Association-University-of-Michigan-Norooz-2011-iSaturday, March 19, 2011
Power Center for The Performing Arts

Come celebrate the New Year (Norooz)!! Hosted by MTV star and stand-up comedian K-von, the show will include performances by talented Michigan students as well as a performance by the highly acclaimed and extremely talented classical guitarist, Lily Afshar.

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