March 09, 2017

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA PRESENTS NOWRUZ (PERSIAN NEW YEAR) CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017


International House Philadelphia invites the public to attend its Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm.  Nowruz, or "new day" in Persian, is an ancient festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature. Guests at this family-friendly celebration will enjoy a tasting of Middle Eastern delicacies and tea, interactive cultural activities, and authentic Persian music and dance performances, followed by a lively dance party featuring music by DJ Atash.  You can also learn more about the haft seen table, which features symbolic items that are traditionally displayed at Nowruz (see photo below).

 

The Nowruz Celebration will be held in International House’s Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for IHP members; free for IHP residents. Admission includes the tasting of Middle Eastern delicacies and tea. To learn more or to purchase advance tickets, visit http://ihousephilly.org/nowruz2017.   This program is supported by the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania.

 

About International House Philadelphia

Founded in 1910, International House Philadelphia is the region’s center for international arts, culture, educational and residential activities. It offers housing for students from around the world and high-quality arts and cultural programs, including its renowned film program.