The Week To Nowruz 1395 Past

March 11-19, 2016 ,
5:30 AM
- Vancouver, Canada

Free Event

It’s time to celebrate Nowruz!
Nowruz, meaning New Day, marks the Spring Equinox and the beginning of the New Year in many countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Albania.

Can't you wait to celebrate the new year? Don't worry, we’ve prepared more than a week of celebrations for you to take part in!

All the events are FREE, and everyone’s welcome!

UBCPC information booth @Nest, March 14th -22nd , 11 PM – 2 PM.

❖FRIDAY (March 11)❖
Intercultural Dance Party
@UBC Global Lounge, 5:30-8:00 PM

Want to try Iranian Dance? Hosted by UBC Intercultural Alliance, invited by UBCPC, Chichaklar Dance Group will be teaching Iranian Dance moves.
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❖ MONDAY (March 14) ❖
Pelan (Movie/Animation Night)
@ TBA, 7:00 PM

Join us in watching 10 short animations made by Iranian artists living in Iran.

❖TUESDAY (March 15) ❖
چهارشنبه ‌سوری/ ChaharShanbe Suri (Red Wednesday)

The community gathers on the last Tuesday night of the year to jump over the fire for purification. We probably can’t promise the fire ;) , but we can promise a fun social gathering!

❖THURSDAY (March 17) ❖
Ava Night-12
@ Room 2020-2030, Kaiser Building, UBC, 7:30 PM

Ava is our monthly music gathering. This informal event provides the opportunity to anyone, novice to professional, to grab their instrument and perform. You are also welcome to come in and enjoy the music.

❖FRIDAY (March 18) ❖
Nowruz Fair
@ Lower Level Nest, 2:00-5:00 PM

How much do you know about Nowruz or Iran? Want to have your name written in Farsi or play backgammon? Drop by and enjoy the activities we have for you!

❖SATURDAY (March 19) ❖
@ Old Sub Partyroom, 6:30 PM

09:30:12 PM = Spring Equinox = New Year
Countdown with us, and then dance it all out at the party!

❖Friday (April 1) ❖
Intercultural Fair
@ Agora, 11:00 AM - 4 PM

Hosted by Intercultural Alliance, we'll be serving Iranian food, and representing Iran.

❖SATURDAY (April 2) ❖
Sizdah Be-dar (13 in the Oudoors)

Collaborating with SFUI, we'll celebrate the 13th of the Nowruz outdoors, while knotting grass in hopes of your wish coming true!


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