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Navruz at Indiana Unviersity

The Navruz Students Association* at Indiana University

Celebrate the Iranian and Central Asian New Year with song, dance, and food!

Sunday, March 24, 2017
Global and International Studies Building Atrium
Indiana University-Bloomington
355 N. Jordan

6:00pm Doors open to public
6:30pm Catered dinner (Samira)
7:00pm Concert program
7:45pm Dancing

Navruz (also Nowruz, Nawruz, Noruz, Norooz, Nevruz, etc.) is a celebration of the vernal equinox. This year, Navruz takes place on the evening of March 20, when it marks the beginning of the year 1398 in the Persian calendar. The holiday is celebrated by various communities throughout Iran, Central Asia, the Uyghur Region, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, among other places.

The IU celebration, a tradition at our university for more than two decades now, will include a catered meal from Samira and a short program featuring song and dance from some of the regions mentioned above. New this year, we will play a mix of music following the program so that attendees can get up and dance!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the GISB/library lot (in spots NOT marked "reserved" or "24-hour tow zone") and the garage on Jordan Avenue.

Questions? Email Navruz Co-organizers Elise Anderson, Emily Stranger, and Ezgi Benli at andersem@iu.edu (please include "Navruz" in the subject line).

*Please note that our spelling, “Navruz," is intentional and has a long history in the IU celebration of this event

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