Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration
Sunday, March 5, 11 am–5 pm
Sackler and Ripley Center
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 (with ASL interpretation at 2pm)
- Hands-on art activities
- Live music
- Film screenings
- Featured exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan
Parking is limited around the National Mall. We recommend you take Metro to L'Enfant station since track work is planned for this weekend. For shuttle bus information and more details, please refer to this WMATA travel advisory.
Made possible by the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Persian Cultural Celebrations Fund.