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Celebrating the Persian New Year

March 27, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Iranians were among those targeted by President Trump’s now blocked travel ban issued Monday, and was struck down by a federal judge yesterday. Meanwhile, Seattle’s local Iranian community prepares to celebrate their Norooz, the Persian New Year celebration.  It takes place every vernal equinox, which this year, is on March 20th. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi shares the significance of this day as she takes us to the annual purification ritual held at Seattle’s Alki beach Tuesday evening ahead of the big celebration.