Persian New Year (Nowrooz) - Presentation by Nikta Shabaz, ‘20

Persian New Year (Nowrooz) - Presentation by Nikta Shabaz, ‘20

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Learn about Persian New Year, Nowrooz, in a student-led presentation at the Humanities Center. Nowrooz, meaing New Day, is celebrated to commemorate the first day of spring. Based off the spring equinox, this holiday is celebrated by diverse communities -- peoples of various countries and ethnicities. While it is a secular holiday for most celebrants, it is a holy day for Zoroastrians, Bahais, and some Muslim communities. Nikta will share the history and significance of the Persian New Year as well as set-up a Haftsin — a traditional table with seven items that represent life, wealth, health — which will be on display in the Humanities Center.

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Lindy Villa