D.C. to celebrate Persian new year

February 25, 2017 by  

The 9th annual Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration is being held next month in Washington, D.C.

A presentation of the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Persian Cultural Celebrations Fund, this will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about the history of Persia and its culture. There will be a Haft Sin display that consists of seven items that each begin with the Persian letter Sin. Xanthe Gresham will be holding storytelling sessions (one of them in ASL), and there will be calligraphy demonstrations.

Guests will have the chance to participate in interactive art while enjoying live musical entertainment. There are also set to be film screenings and a wide variety of traditional Persian foods to sample and purchase.

In addition, guests attending the celebration will have the chance to visit the exhibition ‘Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan’ at the Freer Gallery of Art. This exhibit is running from March 5 to October 29 and features the art of woodworkers from Murad Khani.

This Washington event will likely attract a lot of people who are interested in learning about Persian culture. To ensure as many people as possible know about it, organizers will likely distribute brochures and flyers in the area.

Nowruz will take place on March 5 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art.