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Norooz Spring Festival kicks off Persian New Year celebrations

People gathered in Union Square Saturday, March 9, 2019 to commence Persian New Year Celebrations. Norooz (also spelled Nowruz) takes place on March 21 this year, however traditional activities happen for the weeks before and after the actual date. 

This event was hosted by Norooz Outreach and is the first event in what they anticipate will be an annual recurrence. 

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A vendor prepares traditional Persian food at the inaugural Norooz Spring Festival in Union Square on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)