What we're about
This group is to make Charshanbeh Soori a permitted cultural event in New York City, similar to Paris, London, and other great cities. We will advocate for the festivals traditional dances, music, soup, foods and of course the jumping over a bonfire. ‘Chaharshanbeh Soori’ helps shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring, a Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times. Info: The Persian New Year Festival is called Chaharshanbeh Soori, which literally means ‘ Eve of Wednesday’ because the festival is always held on the last Tuesday of winter, just before the Vernal Equinox or first moment of spring. Nowrouz: the first day of Spring and the New Year holiday in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Pakistan, parts of Russia and India and among the Kurds; comes at the vernal equinox.