Persian New Year Festival Returns After 2 Years!

The 10 th  Annual Nowruz Festival, or Persian New Year, is back after a two-year hiatus.  Cancelled due to solidarity with the Iranian people and in honoring innocent people who were killed by a brutal regime, the annual Persian New Year festival, a totally free, family-oriented event, is scheduled to return on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fairfax Hilton in Fairfax, Virginia.

A large main entertainment stage will be set up outside the hotel, and about 60 vendors will be selling goods inside the hotel.  A section for children will be offering art, Persian culture, and expanded kids’ activities.
“We welcome people from other cultures to learn about our culture, purchase Persian food and be part of the celebration. We welcome everybody,” said Shohreh Asemi, founder and organizer.
A variety of vendors will be selling art, jewelry, Persian rugs, pottery, paintings, and Persian food. Some of the entertainment includes Persian dancers, musicians, and Haji Firouz in costume on the main stage outside.
The Persian restaurant Moby Dick will be catering this year again. They are known for offering delicious Persian food such as chicken, beef and lamb kebabs, rice with herbs, a vegetable soup called Ash e Reshteh, and lots of Persian sides and desserts. The Fairfax Hilton will also be offering a cash bar with drinks for adults.
Free parking is available in the back of the Fairfax Hilton hotel, located at 12777 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, Virginia. Attendees are encouraged to carpool.


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