Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
International House’s Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
United States

International House Philadelphia invites the public to attend its Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration. Nowruz, or "new day" in Persian, is an ancient festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature.

Guests at this family-friendly celebration will enjoy a tasting of Middle Eastern delicacies and tea, interactive cultural activities, and authentic Persian music and dance performances, followed by a lively dance party featuring music by DJ Atash. You can also learn more about the haft seen table, which features symbolic items that are traditionally displayed at Nowruz (see photo below).

Tickets are $10 for the general public;

$5 for IHP members;

free for IHP residents.

Admission includes the tasting of Middle Eastern delicacies and tea.

To learn more or to purchase advance tickets, visit This program is supported by the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Event Type: 
Community Events
Folk Arts/Culture
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