Persian New Year Celebration


Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Free Special Event

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became
 a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, central Asia, and western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar.

Reservations required by March 16.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum in collaboration with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Harvard GSAS Iranian Student Association, the Harvard College Iranian Association, and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University