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Success Story: First Norouz Parade In San Jose, California

Photos by Ali Moayedian & Mahyar Rahmatian (San Jose, California) -- The first Norouz (Iranian New Year) parade was held on Market street in downtown San Jose, California on Sunday March 30. The parade started around 12PM and lasted for about an hour. The parade was then followed by a live music and dance performances next to the San Jose Museum.


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Various Iranian-American organizations, groups and personalities took part in the parade.  Children and adult dancers from several local Persian dance academies performed traditional Iranian dances for the cheerful onlookers.


Organizers of the event were surprised by the crowd turnout which was estimated by the San Jose police at about 7000.





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