Nowruz: Persian New Year

If you were around Union Square on Saturday, March 26th, you may have found yourself tapping your feet to the sounds of the Persian New Year’s Celebration.  The sound of music and the joy of dance surrounded the Square and made it a welcoming place.     

Nowruz, the name for the Persian New Year, means “New Day” and marks the beginning of spring.  It lasts for 13 days and is a time for visiting and large family gatherings. 

Persian New Year, S.F. Union Square 6

Persian New Year, S.F. Union Square 1

Happy Nowruz!

Mike

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