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Stories from the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

Stories from the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

celebrating nowruz Shangri La style

A woman dressed in a blue, magenta, and gold outfit dances holding a blue scarf trailing behind her. The dancer is in front of a star-shaped fountain surrounded by yellow planters with plants and purple hyacinth flowers. In the background of the photo sits a crowd watching the dancer.

Shangri La celebrated Nowruz (Persian New Year) by holding a public event at the museum in March. The educational program included a talk describing the traditions of celebrating Nowruz, a dance by Dr. Sara Mizban, a haft-seen table and foods including sabzi polo (herb rice). Learn more about Nowruz in the resources tab of our website.

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