The Glendale Community College Persian Club presents a Nowruz Baazar - a celebration of the Persian New Year - on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in San Rafael Plaza on the GCC campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.
The club will have several booths to represent the different aspects of the Persian culture such as a Haft-seen table, a beautiful display of seven articles with their names starting with S to represent life, health, happiness, prosperity, love, joy and beauty; and a Chay Khaneh, a traditional tea house that is a place to relax, eat, drink and talk - mostly for men. The strings of history, philosophy, music, culture and art are all attached to the walls of this cozy yet profound setting.
The Persian Club will also host Persian artist Badri Borghei for the Nowruz Festival. In 1997, Borghei was recognized by the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles and received a proclamation from former Mayor Richard Riordan. Her artworks have been used in lectures by professor Michael Hillman at Texas State University at Austin. More information about her work can be found at www.badriborghei.com.