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San Diego – House of Iran Nowruz Celebration

Nowruz-Balboa-ParkSunday March 24  2013 – 2 to 4PM
Balboa Park

The lawn program is held every year on a Sunday around the Persian New Year, which is the day of the vernal equinox. The new year is marked at the very instant when the sun leaves the astrological sign of Pisces and enters the sign of Aries.

Lawn Programs feature food, drink, music, dance and costumes from around the world.

At 2:00 pm the lawn program begins with the usual speeches and National anthem, followed by a musical program.  Professional dancers from Los Angeles and dancers from the local Persian Dance Academy will perform some of their traditional ethnic and folk dances in their authentic costumes.  In addition, there will be reading of poems plus singing and playing of instruments.

Another interesting feature is the Nowruz “Haft Seen” table.  As tradition dictates, seven symbols are placed on a table, all begin with the Farsi letter “S”.

2191 Pan American Rd
San Diego, CA
(619) 234-0739


Event Website


Free. Nominal charge for food.

  • me first

    It is funny to me how all of a sudden everybody in US is calling Norooz, NowRuz!! Was there a memo sent, by whom I wonder!? We should start spelling Iran, EyrAn that will satisfy a lot of people here!