UPEI Iranian Society plans Persian new year celebrations

The festivities will be held in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre

Published on March 17, 2016

The UPEI Iranian Society invites the community to the UPEI campus for an evening of live music, dancing, entertainment and a Persian/Afghani dinner and dessert to celebrate the Persian New Year, Nowruz.

Nowruz, literally "New Day" in Persian, has been celebrated by Iranian peoples worldwide as the beginning of the new year for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East. 

The festive evening will begin Sunday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., at McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Early bird prices end today, at $25 for general admission and $40 VIP tickets. Admission is free for children six years old and under. After today, ticket prices will be $50 for general admission and $75 for VIP tickets. 

Tickets for the event are available at www.PersianPEI.ca/tickets.

For more information, email UPEI Iranian Society advisor and co-ordinator Amir Hosseinzadeh at info@PersianPEI.ca.