Vancouver Nowruz Celebrations - Persian New Year in Vancouver, BC

Celebrating Nowruz in Vancouver, BC

Nowruz--also known as Norooz--is the Persian New Year celebrated by Iranians, people of Persian descent, and people of the Baha'i faith. Like Chinese New Year, it's one of the many multicultural celebrations embraced by Vancouverites every year.

Vancouver Nowruz events include the annual Persian Fire Festival, parties and more. Use this Guide to Vancouver Nowruz Events 2016 to find the best ways to celebrate the Persian New Year.

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    ••• Annual Persian Fire Festival at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Iranian Canadian Congress of BC

    For celebrating Nowruz in Vancouver with the entire family, the biggest event is the Annual Fire Festival (Chaharshanbe Suri) held in West Vancouver's Ambleside Park. The free festival includes live music, fire jumping, Persian food, and dance performances.

    The Annual Fire Festival (Chaharshanbe Suri) is on March 15, 2015.

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    UBC's Afghan Student Association celebrates Nowruz with traditional Afghan food, music and a fashion show.

    The UBC ASA Nowruz 1395 is on March 19, 2016.