Saturday March 16, 2013
The Dorchester, London
Every year, the Foundation marks the start of the Persian New Year with its Gala, held in this year at The Ballroom of The Dorchester on Park Lane and Phillips Auction House.
This ancient festival celebrating the arrival of spring remains deeply entwined with the social and cultural fabric of Iran and much of the rest of the Persianate world. Recognizing this, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in 2010 to mark 21st March of each year as the ‘International Day of Norouz.’
About Iran Heritage Foundation
The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK registered charity with the mission to promote and preserve the history, languages and cultures of Iran and the Persian world. The objectives of the Foundation are pursued by organising, on a worldwide basis, diverse activities of cultural or scholarly merit. IHF programmes include academic research, publishing and fellowships at top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, and Exeter and at museums in the United Kingdom and abroad.