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Celebrate Sizdeh Bedar, 13th Day After Persian New Year

Join a Persian New Year Celebration with a picnic in the park, music, dancing, food, friends and family.

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. 

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Mike Rahmani March 26, 2013 at 09:19 PM
When is the sizdeh bedar this Tera 2013 at benolli park in San Dimas? Email: manuchehr@aol.com
Mike Rahmani March 26, 2013 at 09:20 PM
When is the sizdeh bedar this year at benolli park in San Dimas?
Gilda Moshir March 27, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Hello Mr. Rahmani, yes the Sizdeh Bedar that I will be gathering friends and community from this area for is this coming Sunday, also Easter, 3/31 at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas, we will be having our table somewhere close to the DJ, but not too close due to noise, you can come and meet us there, gmoshir@gmail.com

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