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Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

Saturday, March 8, 11 am–5 pm
Freer, Sackler, and Ripley Center

Dance, play, and feast your way into the Persian New Year at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The museums' sixth annual Nowruz celebration features free attractions for all ages, including:

  • Haft Sin table displays
  • "Fire" jumping
  • Storytelling by Xanthe Gresham
  • Face painting
  • Coloring, collage, and calligraphy
  • Iranian music concert
  • Cartoons from Iran
  • Persepolis photo studio
  • Backgammon and chess
  • Nomad Dancers performance
  • Traditional Persian food
  • Docent-led spotlight tours

Made possible by a generous grant from Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar.

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