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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:

Schedule (pdf)

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.



We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.