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Listen To Us Nowruz & Believe Us Later

  • International House 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA USA (map)

Why should you celebrate Persian New Year aka Nowruz?

1.     It literally means “New Day.” And if you’re a person for whom the promise of one of those doesn’t exist, all we can say is: It must be nice. Give us yours, then.

2.     It’s actually a celebration of First Day of Spring for the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s 3,000 years old, celebrated by all kinds of different people (not just ones that give #MAGA dicks heart attacks), secular and religious alike.

3.     This beautiful herb-and-leek thing called kuku zabzi:

4.     Increasingly, Nowruz is working its way to being an officially recognized holiday all over the globe and even on the Google doodle.

5.     The International House is having a big Nowruz jam that sounds like a fine expression of all of the above. Listen to us Nowruz, and believe us later! (Persians also have Dads, who presumably make Dad jokes.)