Celebrations: University of Canterbury's Iranian Society celebrates Nowruz

The University of Canterbury Iranian Society celebrated Nowruz - Persian New Year, on March 18, with the evening including poetry recitation, traditional Persian folk dance and music, and Iranian delicacies. Celebrated beyond Iranian borders, the Persian New Year, whose actual date is March 21, this year, is observed on Northern hemisphere's spring equinox. This is year number 1396 as per the Persian calendar.

- The above information and picture is courtesy Surinder Tandon, President of Christchurch Multicultural Council