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UK/ Oz Norooz Roundup with a Little Fire

An Iranian woman jumps over a bonfire, Pardisan Park Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 for Chaharshanbe Souri, or Wednesday Feast, an ancient Festival of Fire, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian Calender. Iranians jump over burning bonfires while throwing firecrackers, celebrate arrival of the spring which coincides with Iranian new year, or Nowruz.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

An Iranian woman jumps over a bonfire, Pardisan Park Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 for Chaharshanbe Souri, or Wednesday Feast an ancient Festival of Fire, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian Calender. Iranians jump over burning bonfires while throwing firecrackers, to celebrate arrival of the spring at Iranian new year, or Nowruz. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

It’s that time of year again! Is it Spring already?

Here in the UK, as with bonfire night on November 5th, Chahar Shanbe Suri highlights how much European fire laws have caused an increasing fear and prohibition of public bonfires at least in the cities. However one year for Chahar Shanbe Suri there was a great impromptu one at a university in central London and a fire is rumoured to be planned for this year, on Tuesday March 18, 10pm – around Leicester Square. Although we’d suggest that this is the least likely place for anyone to get away with a fire, unless perhaps you were doing it in front of Buckingham Palace. Leicester Square is fairly heavily policed due to high volumes of tourists and their natural parasites; touts. But there are plenty of events going on at community and more commercial levels with some tickets going up to hundreds of pounds, but of course one of life’s many ironies is that the music always seems to be more commercial the more the ticket costs.

On top of that, there are a couple of events, literally the other side of the world, Iranians in Australia and indeed all over the globe, nations celebrating Noroonorooz1723934_435614519903008_1527408411_nz have events planned, plenty in America, one in Malaysia, Paris, Armenia, Vienna, Germany, one in Amsterdam (now that would be worth travelling for).

Norooz Events

Friday, March 21, 7-11:30pm
noroozctJUOYVWith Omid & Nima Music
Comedy performance by Seyed Karim
Persian Pastries, Sweets and Dinner

The Regents Banqueting Suite
331 Regent’s Park Rd
Barnet, N3. 07805269437

The Kavir Cultural Association

Music, Dance, Haji Firooz and Iranian dinnerSaturday, March 15, 7pm
Free parking is available after 6pm at:
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Elizabeth Cantrell Hall,
New Broadway, W5 2B 

Manchester! See the flyer.

Chahar Shanbe Souri in Leicester Square.

Rahma Savitri is holding an event, ‘Nowruz 1393‘ in Lewisham which is novel, but has there’s not a better poster version online other than this pixellated one below. Still, click on the link for tickets and more info. There are a few surprising events in South East London and South East England, but all sold out, so to manage disappointment, not posted here. From our experience the less polished the event the warmer the people. Most of the student events welcome non students, have a look.

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Doncaster, Victoria, Ruffy Park

Plus another event with the Artin Band, clock the pixellated image below.

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