Crown St Mall hosts this important cultural tradition of community and connection!
The Crown Street Mall alongside the Eat Street Market, will host the 2019 Nowruz community celebration. This event will include traditional dancers, live music, art and textile displays and a food stall – bringing colour and vibrancy of an authentic cultural tradition to a central civic space.
Wollongong City Council has joined with Iranian, Afghani and Kurdish community partners to host this Nowruz celebration. Nowruz, means ‘new day’ and is pronounced as ‘Now Rooz ’, which is part of a 3,000-year-old celebration that marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and is celebrated in many countries in the Middle East and Asia.
Contributing partners for this event include: Iranian community – Illawarra Iranian Association (IIA); Afghani community – Illawarra Afghani Association, and the Kurdish community.
This event is supported by Wollongong City Council and the Multicutural Communitis Council of Illawarra – MCCI