The arrival of spring coincides with the beginning of the Persian New Year Norooz. This is a festive occasion for Iranians and many other countries in the region. People in different parts of Iran celebrate Norooz with their local customs and traditions. One of the most joyful and colorful celebrations is held at the village of Palangan in Iran's Kurdestan province:
Without a doubt the best time to visit Palangan is during the annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration, usually held in the middle of March (the exact day is declared by the village council a few weeks before and varies year by year, but is always held a few days before the actual New Year). At this time, the entire village assembles next to the river. A large torch is lit (and kept on for several days), important villagers make speeches, and then traditional Kurdish singing and dancing begins.
(Source: Palangan: A Village Carved in the Heart of the Mountains -Medium.com)
(meaning leopards in Persian) is a village located 47 kilometers north-west of
Kamyaran in Iran's Kurdestan province (map).
This village is spread over both sides of a valley. All of the houses are made
of stone and like a staircase they are in a continuous pattern, i.e. the roof of
one house is the yard of another house. This village is one of the most
beautiful villages of the province not only because of its unique architecture,
but also because of its beautiful nature. It is located beside a river which
flows into the Sirwan River. This area was one of the important regions of
Kurdistan from Saljooqi period on and Palangan Castle which is next to the
village over a mountain bears witness to this claim.
House-Cleaning in Esfidan Village, North Khorasan, to welcome Norooz
These photos show the people in the village of Esfidan busy with their Norooz house cleaning ritual. Esfidan is one of the most beautiful villages in Iran, and it enjoys a pleasant climate. The village is located 45 kilometers southeast of the city of Bojnord in a lush valley surrounded with tall mountains. Esfidan is a popular tourist attraction in North Khorasan.
Farhang's annual Nowruz banner competition announced
Each year, Farhang Foundation, through its Nowruz Banner Competition, reaches out to a global community of artists, illustrators, and graphic designers, enlisting their talents to create and submit original designs that capture the essence of Nowruz. During the weeks leading to Farhang's annual Nowruz celebration, the winning design is featured on large street banners in prominent areas of Los Angeles announcing the event.
Iranian New Year with the 9th Annual Nowruz Festival on March 12, 2017 at UCLA
The most colorful festival of the year marking the arrival of spring, Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) is back. Bringing together joyous sounds and spectacle for all to enjoy, the event is bigger than ever for its Ninth Annual Nowruz festival. The Farhang Foundation debuts a new home at UCLA's Royce Hall and Dickson Court, having outgrown the previous venue at LACMA.
with My Family
A new book on Norooz, the Persian New Year, authored by Dr. Khodadad Kaviani: A sister and her brother share with classmates their Norooz (New Year) experiences. They live in Yazd, Iran, the city of beautiful wind catchers. They talk about spring cleaning, carpet washing, chaarshanbeh soori, preparing the Haft-Seen, plus other activities during this festive time of year.
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