March 18, 1999

Source: The Seattle Times

On March 18, 1999, The Seattle Times reported on the celebration set for the Persian New Year, or No-Ruz, on Saturday, March 20th in Seattle. The Zoroastrian calendar that the Persians use is in conjunction with the Islamic calendar, so it is about to be the year 1378. No-Ruz is celebrated by all Persians, regardless of religion, and takes place every year on the vernal equinox. The main celebration in Seattle will take place at Seattle University's Campion Tower Ballroom, with 600-700 people expected.