Persian new year celebrations Sunday in Victoria

Centennial Square the site of celebrations this weekend

An afternoon of live music, dance performances, Iranian and Afghan arts and culture highlight the celebration of NowRuz – the start of the Persian new year – and the upcoming spring equinox.

From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday (March 18), the event takes over Centennial Square. Other features of this free family oriented celebration include a children’s play zone, a plant sale, ethnic food sales and more.

The event is hosted by the University of Victoria Persian Club. For more information, email Nowruz.Victoria@gmail.com or call 250-813-2021.