Art exhibition Senate Hart Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC - sponsored by AIC (American-Iranian Council)

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First Nowruz Celebration Held on Capitol Hill

Laurie Blum's Profile on the American-Iranian web site

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Nowruz (1388) Reception, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Presentation, Cleopatra Broumand-Birrenbach
The History & Meaning of Nowruz, Dr. Masood Khatamee (NYU School of Medicine)
Festivities with Persian Cuisine, Music and Art
Persian Music, Amir Alan Vahab
Nowruz Art, by Laurie Blum

Place, Date and Time: This Symposium and Nowruz Reception will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm at the Senate Hart Building, Rm. 902.

Presentation, Cleopatra Broumand-Birrenbach
The Meaning and History of Nowruz, Dr. Masood Khatamee (NYU School of Medicine)
Festivities with Persian Cuisine and Music
Nowruz is the Persian New Year (Year 1388 on Persian Calendar):

A festival that re-affirms our ties to nature and humankind.

A celebration of an ancient culture from the time of Jamshid that heralds the vernal equinox and continues for thirteen days.

A secular celebration of spring, renewal, rebirth and new life is so for the farmer as it is for the city dweller, a joyous reawakening.

Program: The Symposium will begin at 12:30 p.m. with registration. Presentations and discussions will commence at 1:00 p.m. sharp and adjourn at 3:00 p.m. The Nowruz Reception will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a short presentation on the history and significance of Nowruz.

Sponsors: This event is sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Open Society Institute.

The American Iranian Council (AIC)