Persian New Year Festival

March – April 2019, 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 ٧ الي ده شب
پارک سر جیمز میشل محله ساوت پرت
شركت در اين جشن براي عموم آزاد و رايگان است و نیازی به رزرو قبلی ندارد

Persian Festival of Fire
Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Perth Foreshore, Sir James Mitchell Park
South Perth WA 6151, Zone 10: East of Douglas Avenue

Charshanbeh Suri Celebration is a memorable once-a-year, NO-RSVP, FREE, not-to-be-missed, family event with music entertainment and fun.


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
جمعه بيست و دوم مارس از ساعت شش الی ده شب
جشن سال نو با رقص و موسیقی ایرانی شبی بیاد ماندنی براي همه اعضاي خانواده
غذای ایرانی و نوشیدنی سبک در محل برگزاری جشن قابل خریداری است

Eid NowRuz Celebration
Friday, 22 March 2019, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Perth Community Hall, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce
South Perth WA 6151. Location map

Enjoy a beautiful evening with Persian music and dance, celebrating the greatest Persian festive occasion of the year.
Persian food and soft drink would be available for purchase
Ticket Price: 50.00 $30.00
Children (under 7 yrs): FREE


About NowRuz

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.

پیک نیک خانوادگی روز سيزده بدر
یکشنبه سی و یکم مارس از ساعت یازده صبح الی پنج بعدازظهر
پارک سر جیمز میشل محله ساوت پرت
شرکت در این پیک نیک رایگان است و نیازی به رزرو قبلی ندارد

Sizdeh Bedar Family Picnic
Sunday, 31 March 2019, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
South Perth Foreshore, Sir James Mitchell Park
South Perth WA 6151, Zone 12: West of Hurlingham Road

Sizdeh Bedar picnic 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.

نمایشگاه هنر ایرانی
پنجشنبه هیجدهم تا شنبه بیستم آوریل
ساعت ده صبح تا شش عصر

Persian Art Exhibition
Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th April 2019
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

City Art Space, Ground Floor
Northbridge Piazza Community Building
Cnr James and Lake Streets, Northbridge WA 6003.
Location map
Admission: Free

About Persian Art

Persian art or Iranian art has one of the richest art heritages in world history and has been strong in many media including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and sculpture. At different times, influences from the art of neighbouring civilizations have been very important, and latterly Persian art gave and received major influences as part of the wider styles of Islamic art.

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.
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South Perth Community Hall
Free car parking bays are available at the south and east sides of the building
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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.