Find out how to spend the Persian New Year in Los Angeles, California. Learn where the best celebrations are, how to save money on hotels

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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.

Hotel Deals

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.