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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.



The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.