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Yalda

Yalda

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

9:30 PM

TBD

Shab-e Yalda was officially added to Iran's List of National Treasures in 2008. It is a traditional celebration dating back to the 10th Century. Nowadays, Persians all around the world gather together to eat, drink, sing and read poetry until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are shared, and pomegranates and watermelons are a staple food. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranian families, are read or recited.

Nowruz

Nowruz

Friday, April 1, 2022

3:00 AM

University of Sacrament

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.
Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a cultural tradition observed by numerous peoples, Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.
Nowruz plays a significant role in strengthening the ties among peoples based on mutual respect and the ideals of peace and good neighbourliness. Its traditions and rituals reflect the cultural and ancient customs of the civilizations of the East and West, which influenced those civilizations through the interchange of human values.

Past Events
January 2019

Date: 8 January 2019
Guest Speaker: Sheriff John McGinness
Topic:  Sheriff and safety of the community

Sponsor:
Leila Catering
(January event)
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December 2018 

Date: 5 December 2018
Guest Speaker: Ken Behziz
Topic:  Tax Law

Sponsor:
Pizza Guys
(December event)
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November 2018 

Date: 7 November 2018
Guest Speaker: Kevin Rappleye, Vice President of Poppy Bank
Topic:  Commercial Loan from Poppy Bank

Sponsor:
Dr. Amir Hamidi
(November event)
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October 2018 

Date: 3 October 2018
Guest Speaker: Heather Luzzi, District Director at Small Business Administration (SBA)
Topic:  Introduction to the regulations and available resources to establish and grow businesses in California

Sponsor:
Maryam & Majid Rahimian
(October event)
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September 2018 
Guest Speaker: Mr Rahimian
 
Topic: Business in California
Sponsor:    
Famous Kabob Restaurant
(September Event)
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