Photos: Families Spring Into Nowruz

Nowruz, the Persian New Year holiday that marks the beginning of the spring, was celebrated at Asia Society on Saturday, March 18, with traditional music, dance, and family-friendly crafts from Central Asia and Iran. The day of festivities included a performance by J-Hoon Musical Ensemble, a Kurdish youth dance company from New York City, introducing the joyous and vibrant culture of the Kurdish people of western Iran through a colorful display of song and dance.

Children and families also indulged in an array of festive activities including making clay fish, creating a shared Haft-Seen (a celebratory table spread), decorating Haft-Seen frames, and planting flowers.