If you are not from California, Los Angeles is also known as “Tehrangeles,” as we have the largest diaspora of Iranians in the world outside of Iran.
The estimates are 700,000+ former Iranian nationals and their descendants residing in the Los Angeles metropolitan area after the 1979 Revolution. Muslim, Iranian-Armenian, Baha’i, Jewish and agnostic/atheist, the Persian-American second generation is holding the traditions and the values of Iran close as we celebrate Nowruz on March 13, the New Year’s Day for a lot of people!
Nowruz (new day) is also observed by more than 75 million people in the world. The holiday is a joyous event defined by sights and sounds, food and dance. as jeweled dancers swirl in public events in a tradition that is 3,000 years old, yet is also modernized.
Nowruz is also the arrival of the vernal equinox in Iran.
In LA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Farhang Foundation will host Nowruz for the 8th year beginning Sunday, March 13th.
The event boasts Persian-inspired traditional foods and beverages.
The event is Sunday, March 13.