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Celebrate NAW-RUZ & Spring March 21, 6:00 PM – FREE event!

Celebrate NAW-RUZ & Spring March 21, 6:00 PM – FREE event!

It’s been a Long Winter here in New York!  Bring in the Spring and for many around the world, the New Year with us at NECS on March 21 at 6:00 Pm.  Bring food & music to share!

Please email us to let us know you are coming at

Background of Naw-Ruz

Noruz is the festival of spring and the Persian and Baha’i New Year, which starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, commencing the start of the spring. It is considered as the start of the New Year among many countries in the Middle East. The name comes from Avestan meaning “new day/daylight”.  Noruz is celebrated March 20/21 each year, at the time the sun enters Aries.

Noruz has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian religion. Today the festival of Noruz is celebrated in Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, Tajikestan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

The Baha’i Faith, a religion with its origin in Iran, celebrates this day (spelling it “Naw Ruz”) as a religious holiday marking not only the new year according to the Baha’i calendar, but the end of their Nineteen Day Fast.