Nowruz Celebrations Vancouver 2013

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Nowruz (pronounced no-rooz) is the Persian New Year that millions around the world celebrate. It marks the first day of spring and is the start of a new year in the Iranian calendar, which is on March 21. Many will be celebrating this festive occasion and holy day here in Vancouver. Here are some of the celebrations happening around the city.

 

Celebrate Nowruz at CBC Vancouver: Sangha in Concert

When: Friday, March 15
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: CBC Studio One, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Free tickets are available although seating is limited.

 

The 23rd Annual Fire Festival (Chaharshanbe Suri)

When: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

Celebrate the New Year with live music, fire jumping, Persian food and dance performances.
There is a $5 admission fee. Children 10 and under are free.

 

Norooz Gala at the Shangri-La

When: Friday, March 22
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tickets are available at $55 with VIP tickets at $65. This is a formal 19+ event only, two pieces of ID required.

 

Norooz Party

When: Friday, March 22
Where: Barcelona Nightclub, 1180 Granville Street, Vancouver

DJ Siavvish, DJ UB, DJ Motion spinning Persian pop, dance and classic jams with live percussion drums, belly dancing and more.
Tickets available at Club Zone for $30. Barcelona is a 19+ club, two pieces of ID required.

 

Norouz Gala: Persian New Year Celebration at the Marriot Pinnacle Hotel

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Marriot Pinnacle Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tickets are available for purchase, call 604-696-1121 or email info@cif-bc.com.

 

From all of us at Vancity Buzz, Nowruz Mobarak!

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