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March 2018

Songs of Nowruz and Spring in Persian Poetry

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (UCLA) The celebration known as Nowruz not only marks the start of the Iranian New Year at the vernal equinox, but it has also been widely celebrated over several millennia across a vast expanse from Anatolia, the Iranian plateau, to West and Central Asia. As a theme too, Nowruz and the spring have been a staple of Persian poetry in preIslamic and Islamic Iran up to modern times. The theme of Nowruz has been ceremoniously recited at royal…

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