Nowruz, the festival of peace and solidarity between generations and within families was celebrated by 300 million people world wide. The United Nations states that is the time of reconciliation and neighborliness, “contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.”
Nowruz, falls on the first day of spring, is the Persian New Year, which means “new day”. It is a month-long celebration, filled with parties, craft-making, street performances and public rituals promoting new beginnings, wishing prosperity, health and welcoming the new year.
Los Angeles, home to one of the largest Persian population outside Iran, prides itself in hosting the largest Nowruz festival in the country, which includes day-long activities for visitors of any age.
This year, due the coronavirus pandemic, the celebrations will remain muted.