Every spring for the last 3,000 years, Persians have welcomed in the Persian New Year by celebrating family, community, food, music and dance.
In 2019, co-founders Lawdan Shojaee and Shideh Doerr wanted to bring Persian New Year to Arizona. They set out to create a festival for the Persian community to both celebrate and share their traditions with their family, friends and neighbors.
The festival has since received promotions from major television networks, radio stations, print publications and community & event websites.
The fourth annual Scottsdale Persian New Year Festival will be held at the beautiful Scottsdale Waterfront. We can't wait to see you there!
We are proud to announce that Scottsdale Persian New Year Festival 2022 will donate a portion of our proceeds to support the local nonprofit, Kids Inspire Difference.
Kids Inspire Difference (K.I.D.) is a youth-led nonprofit dedicated to empowering teens to use their privilege to bring attention to larger social justices issues. Through various social media campaigns, their platform serves to use social media in a positive way to connect with teen activists around the world and create impactful change.
K.I.D has raised roughly $14,000 in donations, created a team of +30 members from around the world, interviewed +20 activists, led an international summit with 100+ registrants, published 20+ articles, created 185+ educational infographics, accumulated over 2,500+ followers and much more. You can learn more about their current mental health campaign and more endeavors on their website: http://kidsinspiredifference.org or on their Instagram @kidsinspiredifference.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, to receive your complementary delicious Persian Tea, please bring your ticket with you.
How do I become a volunteer?
We would love for you to join our team! Fill out this form to let us know you're interested.