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Persian New Year Festival / Chaharshanbeh Souri
March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Persian New Year Festival
Tuesday, March 13, 6:00-10:00PM
2029 Durant Ave
Jump over a bonfire for “Chaharshanbeh Souri: Festival of Fire” to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the brightness of spring, a Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times. The Persian New Year Festival is called Chahar-Shanbeh Souri, which literally means ‘Eve of Wednesday’ because the festival is always held on the last Tuesday of winter, just before the Vernal Equinox or first moment of spring.