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30mar6:30 pm7:30 pmNowruz

Event Details

Free Event
Nowruz is a 13 day long New Year celebration with ancient roots observed throughout the world by Persian communities. It ends with Sizdah Bedar or ‘picnic day’. Sizdah Bedar is thought to be a day that evil spirits haunt people in their homes. After 12 days of celebrating the Nowruz, most families spend the 13th day outdoors enjoying picnics and connecting with nature.

This long tradition continues today in Port Coquitlam. 2015 was the first year members of the Persian community and Tricity Futsal organized Sizdah Bedar in Port Coquitlam and it has been an important community celebration ever since.

Join us for a talk from Medi Tavassoli, organizer of Tricity Futsal and the Sizdah Bedar event in PoCo, on Nowruz and its observance here in Port Coquitlam.

Refreshments will be served.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives