Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 11 AM - 5 PM

Ring in the Persian New Year at our eleventh annual Nowruz celebration! Welcome spring with free attractions for all ages, including performances, storytelling, hands-on activities, and more.

The celebration will include:

Haft sin table displays, featuring seven symbolic objects to welcome the new year
• cinematic shadow-puppet performances based on the Persian epic the Shahnama
• interactive storytelling by Xanthe Gresham
• calligraphy demonstrations
• chances to create Nowruz cards, crowns, and puppets
• pop-up concerts in the galleries
• book signing of Cooking in Iran with chef and cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij
• Persian food from Moby Dick House of Kabob and Le Caprice Bakery available for purchase
• featured exhibitions Engaging the Senses, Feast Your Eyes, and Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran

  • Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,Freer Gallery of Art,S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • Event Location: Freer|Sackler and Ripley Center
  • Cost: Free