Date: Tuesday 2 April 2023
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Price: Free - Bookings recommended, but not required.
Join the Persian community for a family-friendly day at Powerhouse Ultimo to celebrate Sizdah Be-Dar (also known as Nature Day). Sizdah Be-Dar is held on 2 April every year (the 13th day of Nowruz) to mark the end of the Persian New Year festivities. This day is traditionally celebrated outdoors by picnicking and dancing to music with community and family.
Listen to music played by Iranian-Australian DJ Allen, and experience Middle Eastern Jazz Fusion by the world-class Eishan Ensemble. Join the annual backgammon competition and hear traditional stories and histories centred in Persian culture. Take part in traditional egg painting to create a communal artwork and enjoy a Persian menu prepared by Shila Kitchen.
10.20am Welcome statement from the Powerhouse
10.30am Short history of Sizdah Be-Dar by Dr. Mehrassa Farjad
11am-1pm Egg painting for kids and families
11am-1pm Face painting for kids and families
2-3pm Face painting for kids and families
2-3pm Egg painting for kids and families
4.30pm Closing statement
10am-3pm Persian cuisine by Shila Kitchen
10am-5pm Haftsin table
11am-1pm DJ Arman
1pm-1.45pm Eishan Ensemble
2-3pm DJ Arman
1.30-3pm Backgammon competition
Level 3 Table – Outside Cloaking
11am and 12pm Persian Storytelling
This family-friendly event is free, but registering your interest is recommended.