Nowruz 99 "Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Spring Deliciously" (Cancelled)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:00pm to 12:00am

Christ Episcopal Church

Nowruz, or "new day" in Persian, is an ancient festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature. And naturally, it has a lot to do with fresh, green foods just beginning to poke out of the ground that reminds us winter is not, in fact, eternal. Millions of families of Iranian descent gather around a ceremonial table known as the haftseen (see the above photo).

In every home, the haftseen table is decorated with seven items – since seven is considered a lucky number. Each item begins with the letter sin (s) in Persian, and each item is a symbol of spring and renewal, including:

Seeb (apple), representing beautySeer (garlic), representing good healthSerkeh (vinegar), representing patienceSonbol (hyacinth), representing springSamanu (sweet pudding), representing fertilitySabzeh (sprouts), representing rebirthSekeh (coins), representing prosperityInterested to see a haftseen up-close? We 've got you! Come join us for our new year celebration! We will have a performance of the Persian culture, such as haftseen layout, Persian music, traditional dance, just to name a few. Excited about the three amazing contests?! How about those "great" prizes that would challenge you to compete?! By the way, if you are more of a modern dance person, still we 've got you! See you guys all on the "Free Style" dance floor!

What do REALLY all these Persian people eat? You 'll figure this out in the event :)) Come try YUMMY Persian food, including "Sabzi Polo Mahi" (marinated succulent fish + rice + vegetables)

"Kookoo Sabzi" (cannot be described :)) you will taste it right there in the event!)

Want to experience a Persian type of confectionary or nuts?!

Are you a vegan?! We have one of the best vegetarian food ("Kookoo Sabzi") right here for YOU!

Want to see the flyer and get the ticket?! See the photo of this event!


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