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Nowruz celebrations in Turkey and Georgia

Hundreds 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 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. [...]

Nowruz Simply Explained

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

Saturday 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.


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

Saturday 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.


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

Painted 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.


New York – Persian Arts Festival Celebrate Norooz 2013

Saturday 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.


Washington DC – GMU Persian Club Mega Norooz Party

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 Howard Theatre

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


Berkeley – Afsaneh Dance Academy Nowruz Showcase & Party

Wednesday 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!

Amsterdam – Stichting Andishe Noruz 2013

Saturday March 23, 2013 Jan Rebelstraat 21 1069 CA Amsterdam

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


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

Saturday 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.


Washington – Persian Circle Norouz 1392

Friday 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!


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

Sunday 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.


UC Berkeley – 19th Annual ISCO Norouz Cultural Show

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 [...]

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

Chahar Shanbeh Souri Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2000 block of Durant Avenue

Nowruz Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Persian Center in Berkeley


Washington DC – Georgetown University Nowruz

Saturday, 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!


Nauryz holiday in Kazakhstan


UC Davis – Iranian Alumni Association Nowruz Celebration

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis, California

The Iranian Alumni Association (IAA) cordially invites you to a dazzling evening of dancing, dining and entertainment to celebrate the spring celebration of Nowruz. Special musical performances by Babak, Roozbeh Katouzi and DJ Raha as well as [...]

Norooz App for iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Tablets

Norooz is a colorful children’s app that uses age-appropriate language and interactive features to explain the official start of the Persian New Year and the many traditions surrounding this festive holiday, which has been celebrated by Iranian people for more than 3,000 years.


New York – Memorial Art Gallery Nowruz

Sunday March 24, 2013 1-5PM Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester

“Ode to Wine: A Program of Poetry, Art and Culture.” Celebrate Now-ruz, the Persian New Year, and the start of spring. Our third annual event features a presentation on the origin of Now-ruz by RIT professors Shahin Monshipour and Robert Dunbar. a [...]

New York – Cornell University Norooz, A Celebration of Spring

Thursday March 28, 2013 8:00pm Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

Celebrate the new year & ring in 1392 on the Iranian calendar with a Persian mehmooni (party) at the Cornell Persian Student Organization’s hottest event of the year! Admission is FREE & this spectacular event will feature FREE authentic Persian food, [...]

Washington DC – The Smithsonian Celebrates Nowruz

Saturday, March 16, 11 am–5 pm Freer Gallery of Art – Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

A festive day awaits at the fifth annual Nowruz celebration of the Persian New Year. This year, the daylong festival coincides with the United States debut of one of the world’s iconic objects from the ancient [...]

San Diego – House of Iran Nowruz Celebration

Sunday 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 [...]

Texas – Iranian Cultural Foundation Celebrates Nowruz

Sunday March 24, 2013 – 1:30 to 9:00pm Discovery Green Park, Houston

Join us for our annual celebration of the first day of Spring. Please invite all of your friends as well. Bring your friends to Discovery Green, and let’s celebrate one of the oldest continuous festivals in human history together.

Toronto – Iranian-Canadian Network Nowruz

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 6:30 Zaytoon Restaurant

The Board of Directors of IC Network would like to invite you to the organization’s yearly Nowruz Celebration.We would like to also take this opportunity to wish you a healthy, joyful and prosperous Persian New Year 1392.