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Cultural Celebration

Persian New Year Storytelling

Online via Zoom


A festive virtual program honoring the emergence of spring and the traditions of Nowruz.

Free Tickets

A translucent jade cup, a story about the kaha bird, and an insider’s view of traditions: celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with fascinating close-up looks at works from the museum’s West Asian collection and enthralling stories about this special day. Gather the whole family for this fun and festive virtual program honoring light over darkness and the emergence of spring. Recommended for ages 7 and up, but all are welcome. 

Explore other ways to celebrate the Persian New Year, including art activities, links to objects in our collection, a book list, and more. 

Want more storytelling? Check out Lunar New Year Storytelling for thrilling tales of Asian tigers. 


Photograph courtesy Shaghayegh Cyrous. 

Organizers & Sponsors

Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Bank of America.

The Asian Art Museum Storyteller Program is generously supported by the Kimball Foundation. 

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