Persian New Year Festival
March – April 2024, Perth, Western Australia
Persians residing in Western Australia will gather together to celebrate the great Persian New Year. NowRuz the first day of the spring, the symbolic representation of two ancient concepts, the end, and the rebirth, reminds us of the values and aspirations we all share. The historical heritage, philosophies and values of NowRuz, for tolerance, respect, mutual understanding and peace, have not only united us in the past, but also presents a great opportunity to strengthen our existing cooperation, to increase harmony and unity among us based on Persian culture, language and traditions.
NowRuz, is also the time of year when we reflect on our hopes for the year ahead. NowRuz marks the beginning of a new chapter and brings us closer together through reinforced cooperation at all levels including the cultural activities and in the spirit of shared norms and values.
Let’s all welcome spring together, rejoice in harmony, solidarity and friendship, and take inspiration from sharing, not only festive meals, but also new ideas that carry the spirit of NowRuz beyond this season. Our cultural heritage sustains wisdom and cultural cohesion that stretches across borders, making this the right time to recall the importance of the culture as a foundation of our society.
جشن چهارشنبه سوري
سه شنبه نوزدهم مارس از ساعت ۶ الي ده شب
شركت در اين جشن براي عموم آزاد و رايگان است و نیازی به رزرو قبلی ندارد
Persian Festival of Fire
Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth
About Charshanbeh Suri
On the night before the last Wednesday of the year is celebrated by Iranians as Chahārshanbe Suri. The festival is the celebration of the light (the good) winning over the darkness (the bad). The tradition includes people going into the streets to make bonfires, and jump over them while singing the traditional song Zardi-ye man az to, sorkhi-ye to az man that literally translates to “My yellowness is yours, your redness is mine,” with the figurative message “My paleness (pain, sickness) for you (the fire), your strength (health) for me.” The fire is believed to burn out all the fear (yellowness) in their subconscious or their spirit, in preparation for New Year.
جشن عید نوروز
شنبه بيست و سوم مارس از ساعت شش الی ده شب
جشن سال نو با موسیقی و رقص ایرانی و برنامه های متنوع دیگر شبی بیاد ماندنی براي همه اعضاي خانواده
Sat 23 March 2024
Time: 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: John McGrath Pavilion
97 Hensman St, South Perth WA 6151
Enjoy a beautiful evening with great Persian food, music and dance, honouring the greatest Persian festive occasion of the year.
The Persian New Year, NowRuz (also written as Nowrouz and NoRooz) marks the first day of spring or Equinox as the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and families gather together to observe the rituals. NowRuz is an ancient, national Iranian custom and celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. Celebration include complete cleaning of the house (spring cleaning), setting the Haftsin table and sitting around it at the turn of the year, wearing new garments, presenting eidi (gifts) to children, sprinkling rose-water, eating sweets, and more importantly visiting one another.
جشن روز سيزده بدر
Details to be announced soon
Sizdeh Bedar Celebration with the best DJ in town performing Persian Music. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome
About Sizdeh Bedar
For thousands of years, Persians have celebrated the thirteenth day of the Persian New Year, called sizdeh-Bedar, by spending the day away from their home in parks or away from the cities. This is a long cherished tradition that has been passed on from generations to generations for centuries.
Observe these signs
These great events are for everyone’s enjoyment. Maintaining the safety of all participants and the cleanliness of the venue is important to all guests. Please observe these signs and help us to keep the venue safe and clean.
Car Parking info:
South Perth Foreshore
Free car parking bays are available at the Sir James Mitchell Park, west and east sides of the entrance from Coode street.
See the car parking area on the map below:
Festival Partners and Sponsors
We highly appreciate the ongoing help and support we are receiving and committed to maintain our authentic partnerships with organisations and government authorities to ensure the long term success and sustainability of our events. These supports enable us to strengthen the capacity of our community, and contribute to the enjoyment and well-being of our community members, as well as to the intercultural understanding and promoting the many benefits of WA’s cultural diversity.