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Sufi Followers in Kosovo Celebrate Nowruz

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Nowruz celebrations in Turkey and Georgia

flagt_of_Georgia-iHundreds of thousands celebrated the Iranian New year in Turkey’s largely Kurdish city of Diyabikar. This ancestral festival, which has been observed for more than 3,000 years, marks the Iranian New Year and is primarily celebrated by Iranic peoples in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey.

Photos: The best of Nowruz 1392

The-best-of-Nowruz-1392-iThe festival of Nowruz is celebrated by many groups of people in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, but particularly by Persians or various Iranian Peoples. It is called Navroz in India, Nevruz in Turkic, Uyghurs who live in Northwestern China call it “Noruz”, and it is called Sultan Nevruz in Albanian. In Kurdish communities located in parts of western Iran, the holiday is referred to as Newroz, which is a variety of the Persian word Nowruz. The variety Nawroz is also a an Eastern Persian word and is also used in the Persian speaking regions of Central Asia. In Pashto language it is pronounced as نوورځ – “Naw Wraz” (New Day).


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Nowruz Simply Explained

San Francisco – Art People Gallery’s Persian New Year Celebration

Art-People-Gallery-iSaturday March 30, 2013
Crocker Galleria, SF 4-9pm

Please join us at Art People Gallery to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, and an exhibit of Persian art. The 30 winners of our SNAC Iran 2012 competition will show their works at Art People.

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Southern California: Sizdeh Bedar 2013 at Lake Balboa

lake-balboa-persian-Sizdeh-BedarSunday, March 31, 2013
Lake Balboa 8am – 7pm

We are excited to announce that on March 31, 2013, Time TV will be having this years “Sizdeh Bedar Festival” at Lake Balboa. This will be a great venue for us  all. We would love to have you there with us as well. We are expecting 20,000– 25,000 visitors from Valley, Santa Monica, West Wood and Los Angeles.

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Haloo – I’ll never vote

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Spain – Nowruz Festival Persian-Flemish-Kurdish Music & Dance

Festival-Noruz-2013-iSaturday March 23, 2013
Auditorio de Colegio Calasancio – Madrid

This year we celebrated in style – Persian, Kurdish and Flemish Dance and Music.  Persian and Spanish “Isfahan-Granada Ensemble”, Kurdish musicians and dancers “Sham Ensemble” and “Kurdish Dance Group” will delight us.

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Photos: Colored Egg Festival at Tehran’s Water-Fire Park

Colored-Egg-Festival-at-Tehran-Water-Fire-Park-iPainted Eggs – symbolizing Humans and Fertility – is one of the Nowruz seven “Haft Chin” items which still decorate today’s “Haft Sin” tables – a major traditional table setting of Nowruz.

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New York – Persian Arts Festival Celebrate Norooz 2013

Persian-Arts-Festival-2013-iSaturday March 30, 2013
Le Poisson Rouge

NYC’s Persian Arts Festival, Inc. (PAF), an organization devoted to providing a platform for Persian artists and visionaries, joins forces with Le Poisson Rouge and other Persian cultural organizations to present a New Year extravaganza featuring Persian fusion from three of the city’s top-tiered bands.

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Washington DC – GMU Persian Club Mega Norooz Party

George-Mason-University-Persian-ClubSaturday, Mar 23, 2013
Howard Theatre

GMU Persian Club Norouz Show & KamyR Concert! 1500 people under one roof at the luxurious Howard Theatre.

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Berkeley – Afsaneh Dance Academy Nowruz Showcase & Party

ba_banner_events-2013Wednesday March 20, 2013 8:30 – 10PM
8th Street Studio

Join us at the Afsaneh Dance Academy 8th Street Studio for an evening of intimate showcase performances. Students of the Afsaneh Dance Academy, and guest artists. Come celebrate with us for the turning of the seasons, Silk Road style!

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Amsterdam – Stichting Andishe Noruz 2013

stichting-andishe-iSaturday March 23, 2013
Jan Rebelstraat 21 1069 CA Amsterdam

We invite you and your family to join us in the Iranian New Year Feast.

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France – Sabalan’s Norouz 1392, Association Culturelle Franco-Iranienne

norooz-sabalanSaturday March 23, 2013
Salle Polyvalente de Saint Martin de Touch – Toulouse

On the occasion of Norouz, Sabalan welcomes this initiative and makes its resources available to people wishing to collaborate in the organization of Nowruz in the best conditions.

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Washington – Persian Circle Norouz 1392

persian_circle-iFriday April 5, 2013
University of Washington – HUB

Join us in celebrating the Persian New Year with a night of dancing, music by DJ Mehran from Vancouver and Persian food in the new UW HUB Lyceum!

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Northern Virginia – 13 Bedar 2013 Festival at Bull Run Regional Park

Bull-Run-13bedar-iSunday March 31, 2012 – 9AM to 6PM
Bull Run Reginal Park ( with more than 10,000 people capacity!)

Targeting those who celebrate Norouz (Persian New Year) which includes Iranians, Afghans, Uzbecks, Kurdish, and Turkish people in celebration of a new year.

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Northern California: Santa Clara 4Shanbe Soori 2013

4soori2013-iTuesday, March 12, 2013 6PM, 10PM after party
Axis Event Center

Proudly sponsored by Moms Against Poverty – Shabe Jomeh Bay Area – Didar Events & Productions. Music and entertaintment by Soroosh – Niosha Dance Academy – Dj Mian – Dj Dadmehr.

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London – United Universities of London Iranian Societies (UULIS) Norouz Night 1392

UULIS-Norouz-Night-1392-iSunday 24th March, 2013 6PM
Tutu’s complex

You are cordially invited to the Tutu’s complex, a four-story complex situated on the banks of the River Thames, with glorious views of Southbank, for an unforgettable night of Iranian culture, dinner, live music, comedy, art, DJ sets, and dance, with many more surprises.

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UC Berkeley – 19th Annual ISCO Norouz Cultural Show

UCBerkeley-i Friday, March 15, 2013
Chevron Auditorium of I-House

It is with great pleasure that we invite you all to celebrate the coming of spring and the Persian New Year with us. Join us for an incredible afternoon featuring a wide variety of musical ensembles, dance performances, and other special guests in the Chevron Auditorium of I-House.

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Northern California: Persian Center’s Nowruz 2013 and ChaharShanbeh Souri

persian-center-iChahar Shanbeh Souri
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
2000 block of Durant Avenue

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Persian Center in Berkeley

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Mohsen Namjoo – Period

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Maryland – The Iranian American Cultural Society of Maryland Chaharshanbe Suri Festival

iacs-iTuesday March 19, 2013 7PM
Oregon Ridge Park

Program includes Persian music performances, jumping over bonefires, and dancing the night away to music by DJ Arsha.

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Maryland – 20th Annual Chahar Shanbe Souri

Montgomery-County-Fairgrounds-chahar-shanbeh-suri-iSaturday, March 16, 2013 6PM
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

University of Maryland College Park Iranian Students’ Foundation & Exclusively Entertainment in collaboration with University of Maryland Baltimore County Persian Student Association and Towson University Iranian Student Union proudly present… CHAHAR SHANBE SOURI.

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Washington DC – Georgetown University Nowruz

Georgetown-University-Nowruz-iSaturday, March 16, 2013 6:45 PM
Mcshain Lounge- Georgetown University

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 student!

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Nauryz holiday in Kazakhstan

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