Join at the annual Sizdeh Bedar celebration, which is an outing that Persians look forward to all year.
Thirteen days after the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, Persians gather at local parks throughout Southern California with friends and family. Families gather with foods such as Ash (hearty bean and noodle soup), rice dishes, kabob and ajeel or nuts. The celebrations usually draw thousands from neighboring communities. Mason Park in Irvine gets so jam packed, they arrange shuttles to transport folks from designated parking lots to the park.
We will be going to the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas to celebrate. Join us on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from Noon-Dusk and bring a picnic blanket and dish to share. Families bring games, such as Backgammon, Chess, cards, frisbees, volleyball, soccer, scooters, bikes, and music. A DJ will be there to delight all with Persian and International Music for dancing and cheer.
Persians also bring their sprouted greens (Sabzeh) and toss them in the body of water at this park. Tossing it out will bring good luck in the new year.