In Irvine, we love to celebrate our many heritages. Irvine is home to more than 80 different churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship, serving Irvine’s wonderful cultural and religious diversity.
One of our biggest cultural celebrations is the annual Persian New Year (Nowruz) Festival, taking place this year on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Irvine’s Bill Barber Community Park, sponsored by the Iranian-American Community Group Orange County.
Persian New Year, or “Nowruz,” translated from Persian to literally mean New Day, takes place at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, centering around the Spring Equinox. It is an ancient tradition, having been observed in Persian culture for approximately 5,500 years (older than the great pyramids of Egypt), celebrating the rebirth of the Earth after the cold of winter and welcoming the warmth of spring.
Enjoy Live Performances of Persian Music and Dancing, Persian Food, Tea & Cookies, Backgammon, and Children Activities!
What: Fifth Annual Nowruz (Persian New Year) Festival
When: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Bill Barber Community Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA. 92606
See you there!
“I don’t know anyone who has had Persian food and didn’t like it. Seriously.” ― Rick Steves, Guidebook Author and TV host.