Persian New Year

280 W. 500 North , Salt Lake City

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Description: Eastern Arts will present free events for Norooz, a celebration of spring known as New Year in many middle eastern countries, literally translated from Persian as "new day." On March 17, 2018, musician and scholar Qais Essar will join a Utah Humanities panel for discussion on Silk Road music. There will also be an Eastern Arts "Sounds of Silk" exhibit, until March 27, featuring traditional musical instruments and various textiles originating in cultures along the ancient Silk Road including China, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and more.