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 2014 to find the best ways to celebrate the Persian New Year.
All Ages Nowruz Festival: Annual Persian Fire Festival
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 24th Annual Fire Festival (Chaharshanbe Suri) is on March 18, 2014.
There's another free Persian New Year event in Ambleside Park, too, featuring live music. Persian food and performances: