Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nowrouz 1392 Ticket Information

Ticket pre-sale for our Nowrouz event has begun!

Ticket prices:
  • UD Undergraduate Students with ID: $8 pre-sale, $15 at the door
  • UD Graduate Student and Faculty: $20 pre-sale, $30 at the door
  • Adults: $40 until 3/10/13, $50 at the door
  • Outside Students: $20 until 3/10/13, $30 at the door
  • Kids under 5 are free! 
Tickets can be bought at the Trabant Box Office (date to be determined) and online.
For more information, contact

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What exactly IS Nowrouz (Persian New Year)?

Nowrouz means New Day in Farsi, and is a celebration of the first day of spring, the renewal of the Earth, (Spring Equinox) and the beginning of the Iranian calendar. Originally a Zoroastrian tradition, it dates back to approximately 6000 BC and is symbolized by King Jamshid, who legend says is the creator of Nowrouz.
There are several traditions involved with Nowrouz. Most people prepare by cleaning their houses, buying new clothing, and buying gifts for family and friends, but perhaps one of the most important traditions is putting together a Haft-Seen, which is a table with seven items beginning with the letter “S.” A Haft-Seen includes (to name a few):
-      Sabzeh (grown wheat): Rebirth
-      Samanu (wheat germ pudding): Affluence
-      Senjed (dried fruit of oleaster tree): Love
-      Seer (garlic): Good health/Medicine
-      Sib (apple): Beauty and health
-      Somag (sumac): Color of sunrise
-      Serkeh (vinegar): Age and patience

The night of the last Wednesday of the old year is Chaharshanbe Suri, a celebration of light, where people jump over fires to symbolize the burning of anything bad from the past year. Overall, Nowrouz includes thirteen days. The thirteenth is called “Sizdah Bedar” which is a representation of passing the bad luck of the thirteenth day. This is a day of festivity that is celebrated by a family picnic.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Nowrouz Event Hosted by Special Guest K-Von!

Join us March 16, 2013 for our Nowrouz event, featuring comedian K-Von!

Tickets are now on sale!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nowrouz 1392-2013

This years Nowrouz Celebration will be held at the University of Delaware's Field House on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm. More information to come soon!