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Plano, Texas

Celebrate Nowruz, the annual Persian New Year celebration, at the Plano Event Center. The event includes traditional Iranian music, dancing, kids activities and Persian food, according to the event listing. Nowruz marks the start of spring and the beginning of a new calendar year for many countries in the Middle East. It is celebrated by more than 300 million people, the United Nations states on its website. 5-11 p.m. $20-$40. Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. 972-941-5840.

Celebrate the Persian New Year at the Penn Museum as part of Nowruz, an ancient festival marking the start of spring.  Enjoy performances, art-making, storytelling, hands-on activities, and a Persian bazaar, and discover more about how people celebrate Nowruz in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and beyond.

CultureFest! is the Penn Museum’s signature festival featuring local artists and community organizations that celebrate global cultural traditions.  The program is included with museum admission on March 19 from 11 am to 4 pm ET.

Asia Society, New York 


In celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, Asia Society Museum is offering free admission for all March 18-20. 

Don’t miss your chance to see its exhibitions currently on view:

On Saturday, March 19, join for a virtual Nowruz Family Day, a fun-filled afternoon of activities, readings, and performances inspired by the stories and traditions of Nowruz. 

Asia Society Museum is open from 11 a.m.—5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.).

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