A traditional Nowruz Haft Seen spread. Photograph: courtesy of Joinville

By Tara Biglari

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marks the first day of spring and is an Iranian word that translates as “New Day.” The holiday is celebrated by Iranians across the globe with week-long events that celebrate Iranian culture through dancing, culinary experiences and vibrant get-togethers.

Kayhan Life has compiled a list of European events and celebrations catering to Iranians and non-Iranians alike.

Nowruz Celebration 1397 – Blu Luxury Events is hosting its annual Nowruz party at the iconic Waldorf Hilton Hotel in Covent Garden, London. The event will include buffet dining and entertainment including a dance show, haji firoz and a raffle. It will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 6:30PM. Details: Please Click Here

LSCF’s 10th Annual Nowruz Celebration – The Laila Salehzehi Charitable Foundation (LCSF) will be holding its annual London Nowruz party which includes a three course meal, Iranian music and a magician at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in Marylebone, London. The event is on Saturday, March 17th at 7PM. Details: Click Here

LSCF’s 10th Annual Nowruz Celebration promotional poster. Photograph: courtesy of LSCF

Iran Heritage Nowruz Gala – The London-based Iran Heritage Foundation is holding its annual Nowruz gala at the Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, London. The event is on Saturday, March 17th at 8PM. Details: Click Here

Persian New Year 2018 – The University of Twente is hosting a three-part ceremony to celebrate Nowruz in Enschede, Netherlands. It will include Persian live music, dance and games and will take place on Tuesday, March 20th at 2:30PM. Details: Please Visit Here

A Nowruz dancing celebration. Photograph: courtesy of The Boston Calendar

Nowruz Social Event – The Young Iranian Professionals society will be hosting a London get-together for Iranian professionals aged 21-40 that includes dinner and dancing. The event will be held at the Senator Restaurant in North London on Saturday, March 24th at 7PM. Details: Please Visit Here

Diwan Hamburg Celebrates Nowruz 2018 – The Diwan Cafe-Bar in Hamburg is hosting an evening of dancing and celebration, featuring a performance by world music artist Darya Dadvar and her band Paris. It will be held at on Sunday, March 25th 3PM. Details: Please Click Here

Persian Disco Nowruz Party – The Persian Mehmooni Amsterdam society is hosting a party dedicated to Nowruz. The event will feature disco music at cultural center MEZRAB in Amsterdam on Saturday, March 31st at 9PM. Details:Please Follow the Link Here

Persian Disco promotional poster. Photograph: courtesy of Persian Mehmooni Amsterdam