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Shangri La Nowruz Celebration

March 25, 2023
Join Shangri la in celebrating Nowruz on Saturday, March 25, 2023. This educational program will introduce attendees to Nowruz through the sharing of dance, music, food, drinks, and poetry.
Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
4:30 - 8:00pm HST

Join Shangri La in celebrating Nowruz on Saturday, March 25, 2023. During this evening event, attendees will learn about the Nowruz celebration that is observed among people in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Turkey, and their diaspora around the world.  Programming includes a discussion on Nowruz followed by a dance performance by Sara Mizban and dinner on the upper lawn.

About Sara Mizban:
Sara Mizban, Psy.D., is a multidisciplinary creative, educator, and dancer trained in Persian dance. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, specializing in narrative and somatic-based approaches. Mizban danced professionally with a classical Persian dance company in Los Angeles, California, and has performed throughout the country at events and festivals. 

She has spent the past 15 years working with nonprofit organizations to produce public engagement events, including a Persian New Year (Nowruz) celebration that now hosts over 25,000 attendees. She has collaborated with local artists, organizations and community leaders to offer programs that strategically use the arts to target social emotional learning, and launched an initiative that uses creativity as a tool for healing and wellness. 


Shangri La will provide shuttle service from Kapiolani Community College (KCC), parking lot A (see map). Please check-in at 4:30pm as shuttles will depart KCC at 4:45pm. Shuttles will return guests to KCC around 7:45 pm.

Please note there is no parking at Shangri La or in the surrounding neighborhood. No access will be granted to guests arriving at Shangri La directly (no walking, Uber or other vehicles).

Children 8 and above welcome.

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