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Cultural Event: Nowruz 2021 Celebration

March 21, 2021 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


Join the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) and the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke (GSAID) as they celebrate Nowruz 2021. Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups.  Nowruz is a rite dating back to at least the 6th century BCE, marking the new year and ushering in spring. Variously known as Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz or Nevruz, this historic rite is observed on 21 March in many countries along the Silk Roads, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. This event will feature live music by distinguished artists.


Zoom Meeting ID: 95827839719

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Sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of NC and Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke.  Co-sponsored by Dr. Ali and Parvin Jarrahi, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Duke University Persian Student Association, Duke University Graduate and Professional Student Council and Persian Studies program at UNC-CH.


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March 21, 2021
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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