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8th Annual Celebration (2014)
Norooz in Pasadena will be celebrated on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Scottish Rite Cathedral
150 North Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Reception: 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Norooz celebration continues: 8pm-8:45pm
Special guest, Honorable Bill Bogaard, Mayor of Pasadena
Master of Ceremonies, Nat Nehdar, Chair, Pasadena Human Relations Commission
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ezat Parnia, President, Pacific Oaks College
Traditional Iranian percussion performance along with Flamenco guitar
Aladdian Rugs and Fine Art Gallery will display their Persian Rugs and antiques
Iranian Visual Artists will display their latest art work
Dance will be performed by Djanbazian Dance Academy
Traditional Persian Tea House will be serving tea and sweets
When & Where
In 2014, Norooz will occur at 09:57:07 AM Pacific Time on Thursday, March 20th,
at the turn of the spring or vernal equinox.
The mission of Norooz in Pasadena is to celebrate and promote Iranian arts and culture to the non-Iranian community in Pasadena and its neighboring cities.
Norooz in Pasadena is a program of the nonprofit organization Norooz, Inc., which is a non-religious and non-political cultural entity.
As of 2009, Norooz has been declared “a new Pasadena tradition” by the City of Pasadena’s Mayor, Hon. Bill Bogaard.
The word Norooz means ‘new day’ and refers to a new beginning, a new year. It begins precisely at the time of the vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of Spring, on or about March 21.