Happy Nowruz!

students and faculty members in group after the event

Students, faculty members and college staff members came together for a celebration of spring and the new year.

They enjoyed authentic snacks, traditional music and dancing – and more – at this special event!

  • Monday, March 11, 2024
  • Conference Rooms A&B, Campus Center

(Above right: Students from the Iran Town Club gather with faculty and staff members who helped organize the event. Below: Scenes from the celebration. Click on any photo to view in larger size.)

Thank you to our sponsors, partners, presenters, organizers and volunteers – see below for acknowledgements!

young woman in white dress playing stringed instrument

woman talking in front of screen

two women dancing in traditional dress

In the galleries below, click on the arrows <  > to see more photos. Click on any photo to view in larger size.

The photos below were taken by student journalist Sabrina Kulieva, who also wrote the article in La Voz.

Thank You!

We are grateful to the sponsors, partners, presenters, organizers and volunteers who helped make this celebration a success.

  • Organizing Committee

  • Presenters

  • Additional Assistance

  • Student Volunteers

table decorated with spring flowers, bowl of apples, other dishes with colorful fruit, coins and other items

What is Nowruz?

  • Marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year for more than 300 million people all around the world
  • Celebrated for more than 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions
  • Promotes values of peace and solidarity ... as well as reconciliation and neighbourliness, contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities
  • Honors ties among peoples, based on mutual respect and the ideals of peace and good neighborliness

(Source: United Nations: International Nowruz Day, 2023)

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