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Northern Virginia: Bull Run Reginal Park's 13 Bedar 2012

Bull-Run-13bedar-iSunday April 1, 2012 – 9AM to 6PM
Bull Run Reginal Park ( with more than 10,000 people capacity!)

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is pleased to announce that on Sunday, April 1st 2012 it will open the Bull Run Special Events Center in to accommodate the Persian cultural festival known as 13 Bedar (or Sizdah Bedar).


Sizdah Bedar (or 13 Bedar) is a day of celebration in the outdoors in Persian culture. This day falls on the 13th day of the Persian calendar, which usually falls in early April. Part of the tradition is to knot blades of grass or wheat and send them downstream. With Cub Run flowing next to the Special Events Center, it provides a perfect place for this custom that symbolizes out with the old and beginning a new year.

Q&A’s for Persian New Year (pdf file)

Free parking and admission to the park all day

Sponsored by Northern Virginia Park Authority, Friends Kabob, Unique Travel and PerGen Production

Please join us and many Iranians and other nationalities who celebrate Norouz and 13th day passed Norouz, this year at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center in Centreville, VA.

Unlike previous years, this year many people have got together to bring what Northern Virginian citizens deserved all these years, an organized event and a venue where it can hold more than 10,000 people with free parking and many amenities to celebrate the ancient Persian picnic day festival.

Note: Algonkian park in Sterling, Virginia was not designed to accommodate groups of 7000-9000. Therefore, Northern Virginia Park Authority WILL LIMIT CAPACITY at Algonkian this year to only locals which is much less than previous years. Instead, Northern Virginia Park Authority is offering Bull Run Special Events Center as an alternate site for this year’s celebration.

This year, you will have:
- Free Parking
- Event Staff
- First Aid Service
- Trash Management
- Persian Food Provided by Friends Kabob
- Enough Bathrooms based on attendees
- Kids Playground Including Inflatables and Moon Bounce
- Retailers and Vendors
- Tent and Shades for Advertising
- Many Prizes and Drawings
- Traditional Dancers
- Live Music by DJs, Local, and LA Bands

DJs: Arshia, Bahador, Barbari, Hesam & Iman Barobax, Shamoudi, and Taba will be there to play music all day for you.

Hosts: Arshia from DC and MICHAEL from LA and MC by Tehran

For getting an exhibition booth or placing an ad in our events brochure, or more information please call 202-596-2542.

Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive
Centreville, VA 20121
Phone     202-596-2542

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