CSU, Chico News

Persian New Year Celebration Sunday

Date: 03-23-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico students in the Persian Student Club are holding a Persian New Year celebration in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Sunday, March 28, at 3 pm.

The celebration to commemorate the Persian New Year, called Noruz, has been observed by Persians around the world for 3,500 years. Noruz, which means “a new day,” is an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and start the new year with a fresh attitude and outlook.

Students, faculty, staff and general public are invited to attend this cultural event. The program includes traditional Persian food, snacks, tea and entertainment. The Ebrahimi brothers will be performing on traditional musical instruments. Professional Persian dance troops will demonstrate ethnic dance routines from different regions of Iran. Poetry will be recited to share the philosophy of ancient Persians. A D.J. will end the program, inviting attendees to dance to modern and traditional songs.

Tickets are $2 per person for CSU, Chico students, $5 for faculty and staff, and $10 for community members. All proceeds assist the Persian Student Club to hold future cultural and educational events on campus.

Tickets can be obtained at Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center located at 313 Walnut St., Suite 150, in Chico (corner of 4th St. & Walnut St./Hwy 32). You can call ahead to 530-892-2923 or 530-896-0777.