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Norooz in Pasadena is a celebration of the Iranian New Year
The mission of Norooz in Pasadena is to celebrate and promote Iranian arts and culture to the non-Iranian community in Pasadena and its neighboring communities. Norooz in Pasadena is a program of the nonprofit organization Norooz, Inc.
Norooz in Pasadena is a non-religious and non-political cultural entity. As of 2009, Norooz has been declared “a new Pasadena tradition” by the City of Pasadena’s Mayor, Hon. Bill Bogaard.
The first Norooz in Pasadena was officially celebrated on Tuesday March 20th, 2007 at precisely 05:07:26 PM at the turn of the spring at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California.
The word Norooz means ‘new day’ and refers to a new beginning, a new year. It begins precisely at the time of the vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of Spring, on or about March 21.