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Nowruz, aka Iranian New Year or Persian New Year, will start at the moment of the spring equinox. The event marks the celebration of the New Year, the arrival of spring and the rebirth of nature. It is also for exchanging greetings and spreading love and cheer. This year it takes place on March 20, 2022. It’s a holy day for Baha’is, Zoroastrians and some Muslim communities, but most people celebrate it as a secular holiday. It is estimated it will be celebrated by over 300 million people around the world.
The largest free celebration of Nowruz in the United States is at UCLA. The 13th Annual Celebration of Nowruz at UCLA’s Dickson Court on March 20, 2022, from 12 pm to 5 pm. It is free and open to all.
Ring in the New Year with the Farhang Foundation in this free celebration. There will be live performances by
- The Ava Choir
- La Daf Ensemble
- Melieka Fathi Dance Company
- Negar Estakhr & Nargol Rashidian Pupper Show
- The Firuze Dance Company
- DJ Arin
There will be a Persian Tea House serving Tea, Shirini, Persian Sandwiches, Ice Cream and other sweets.
Parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2.
If you’d like to visit Los Angeles for this celebration, you should consider the following hotels. They are near UCLA and, if you click on our links, we’ll show you how you can save money on your stay.
- Hotel Angeleno Los Angeles
- The Beverly Hilton
- Fairmont Century Plaza
- Comfort Inn – West Los Angeles Santa Monica
- Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
- Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
- Rodeway Inn Near Venice Beach
- Avenue Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
- Fairmont Miramar Hotel
- Comfort Inn Los Angeles West Sunset
- Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, a Member of Design Hotels
- 1 Hotel West Hollywood
- Los Angeles Sky Boutique Hotel
- Luskin Hotel Los Angeles
- Carlyle Inn Los Angeles
- Elan Hotel Los Angeles
- The Huntley Hotel
- Mondrian Los Angeles
- The Kinney Venice Beach