Salt Lake Community College

Newroz- New Year Celebration

What is Newroz or Nowruz?

Newroz/Nowruz is a New Year celebration. You also spelled Nowruz, Newroz. Nowruz is celebrated on the first day of spring, usually March 21st (but sometimes the day before or after).

Many people and nationalities in many countries celebrate this important day, such as Persians, Kurdish, Tajik, Azeri, Armenians, etc. 

Newroz/Nowruz is celebrated in many ways according to people’s ethnicities. Also, it marks an important day for many people for thousands of years. Therefore, Newroz has been celebrated by many cultures and nationalities worldwide.  In particular, Newroz is deeply rooted in the Middle East as an important holiday for people of different beliefs, such as Zoroastrian, Yazidi, Muslim, and Jewish. 

It is worth mentioning that Newroz is an official public holiday in many different countries. Each culture, nation, and state observe this vital holiday uniquely and in its own way.

Regardless of our differences in religion and nationality, it is safe to say, Newroz holds an extraordinary place in many hearts, and it means more than the name.

Let’s celebrate Newroz/Nowruz; however, you feel it is significant according to your belief, culture, and nationality. 

Happy Nowruz/Newroz, everyone. 

Tuesday, March 21 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Redwood Red Campus- Student Center Building- Room Student Event Center 4600 S Redwood Rd

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Taylorsville Redwood Campus


Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs



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