Family Day: A Nowruz Celebration in Honor of the Persian New Year

Family Day: A Nowruz Celebration in Honor of the Persian New Year

(Ken and Nyetta/Flickr)

The Family Day series returns to Asia Society Texas Center for the first time in 2014 and to celebrate, we have chosen to observe Nowruz, which commences the spring season and marks a new year in the Iranian calendar. Also recognized in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and among immigrant communities around the world, Nowruz began as a Zoroastrian holiday and has since become a seminal celebration among many faiths across the Asian continent.

The festivities at the Texas Center will include art activities, performances, and related interactive experiences for the entire family to learn about the Persian New Year.

 

Schedule

Persian Miniature Collage by Zoroastrian Association of Houston
1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

Near Eastern Architecture by Zoroastrian Association of Houston
1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

Nowruz Egg Decoration by Zoroastrian Association of Houston
1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

Floral Painting by Avan Bhathena
1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

Haft-Seen Table Display by Zoroastrian Association of Houston
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Water Garden Terrace

Folkloric Near Eastern Music by Zoroastrian Association of Houston
1:30 pm
Water Garden Terrace

Near Eastern Dance Medley by Arzan Gonda and Iranian Cultural Foundation
2:00 pm
The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

Shahnameh (Persian Book of Kings) Storytelling
2:30 pm
Gallery Foyer

Nowruz Dance Medley by His Highness the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States
3:00 pm
The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center

Animal Fables and Storytelling by His Highness the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States
3:30 pm
Gallery Foyer

 

Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from Marathon Oil and The Simmons Foundation. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

Marathon OilThe Simmons Foundation

Event Details

9 March 2014
1:00pm - 4:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Free for Members, $5 Nonmembers, $15 Families of Four, $20 Families of Five. All sales final.
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