Celebrate Nowruz 2019


Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA


Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1398, the new year in the Persian calendar.

Free with advance registration; registration required by March 23. UPDATE the event is sold out, and please email hsmreserve@hmsc.harvard.edu to be added to the wait list (as of 3/20/19)

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies in collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Harvard GSAS Iranian Student Association, the Harvard College Iranian Association and the Islamic Studies Program. 

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.