Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to 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 1398, the new year in the Persian calendar.
Presented by the 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.
Special Event. Open to the public. Free with advance registration.
Registration required by March 23 at https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=21
Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.