Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

SOURCE: Freer and Sackler Galleries

WHAT: Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11 am – 5 pm

WHERE: Sackler and Ripley Center, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

Ring in the Persian New Year at our ninth annual Nowruz celebration! With free attractions for all ages, this year’s festival is held in the Sackler and adjacent Ripley Center as the Freer undergoes renovation. Activities include:

* Haft sin table display
* Storytelling by Xanthe Gresham
* Calligraphy
* Hands-on art activities
* Live music
* Film screenings
* Food
* Featured exhibition “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan”

Made possible by the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Persian Cultural Celebrations Fund.

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