Council to Celebrate Persian New Year
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- Created: Monday, 12 March 2007 03:40
- Published: Monday, 12 March 2007 03:29
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The Los Angeles City Council this week will hold a special celebration for the Persian new year. On Friday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m., hundreds of people will gather in Council chambers to mark Norooz, a 3,500-year-old holiday. "It has no religious connotation whatsoever," said Hamid Behdad, the city's former adaptive reuse czar, who now heads the firm Central City Development Group. Instead, Behdad said, the holiday unites Persian people of different religions, and those who are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Baha'i, Zoroastrian and other faiths will all celebrate Norooz, which is tied to the first day of spring.Full story...