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Nowruz Celebration Festival

An Iranian Tradition


Nava Music Centre, founded in 1985, has established the Iranian National Choir and Orchestra, the Iranian Youth Orchestra, the Iranian Traditional Ensemble, and The Colourful Flowers project. For the past 4 years, Nava Music Centre has held Nowruz Celebration concerts with artists from all around the world. On March 15, 2014, this celebration has expanded to a full day festival to celebrate Nowruz through different art media.

Origin of Nowruz

Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) is a celebration of spring Equinox – the start of the spring- which usually falls on March 20, or 21st. Nowruz, literally meaning new day, originated in ancient Iran and is celebrated by many nations, ethnicities, and religions. Celebration of Nowruz and its ritual are ancient traditions. What we have today is the unique way Nowruz has been celebrated in Iran for about 3000 years and is believed to signify the 7 stages of creation:

  • Ultimate Spirit and Wisdom
  • The universe, Sky, and Air
  • Oceans
  • Plants, Vegetables, and Trees
  • Earth and Soil
  • Animals
  • People

Nowruz is the largest and most loved Iranian celebration and Nava Music Centre has held Nowruz celebration concerts for the past ten years. On March 15, 2014, the concert has expanded into a one-day-festival.


Kamal Taravati

Founder and the Music Director of Nava Music Centre
Founder of Nowruz Celebration Festival