Nowruz in Seattle 2019

SISCA is proud to host the 3rd Annual Nowruz Celebration at Seattle City Hall! This event is, as always, FREE and open to all and is a family-friendly event! Here are the details you need to know:

What: Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration

When: March 17, 2019; 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98144

For more information, RSVP to our Facebook event page and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Our official hashtag for this event is #Nowruzinthe206 so please tag your pictures from the event with it!

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We’re committed to ensuring our event is accessible to all. If you require any special assistance please contact us.

Volunteer or Participate

If you have a talent that you’d like to share with the community and participate in our Nowruz program, please send us an email at

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator at

About Nowruz

The arrival of Spring is celebrated world-wide with a variety of holidays and festivities.  In Iran and other countries, over 300 million people celebrate the arrival of Spring with Persian New Year – Nowruz (pronounced No-ruz).  For over 3000 years, Nowruz has held great significance for Persian people – guiding our world view, giving hope, reinforcing respect for traditions and our elders, celebrating nature and new beginnings, and bringing people together to honor the past and look to the future.

“Nowruz transcends national borders, religious divides and other differences to unite communities with bonds of goodwill. Such common purpose can help humanity rise to this moment in history.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Come experience this joyful celebration with us!  Meet the Persians among us who hail from Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.  See how we proudly pass this tradition on to future generations and how we share its positive messages with our American neighbors.

To learn more about the Haftsin Table, the symbol of Nowruz, go here.