Submitted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
Last week Councilmember Koretz was happy to once again celebrate Nowruz, marking the first day of Spring and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar. It is a day where families come together, gather around their beautiful ceremonial “haft-seen” table, decorated with items that symbolize spring and renewal while listening to music and enjoying delicious Persian food.
Los Angeles is stronger and richer because of the many communities that celebrate this wonderful occasion. The many local Persian businesses and residents in the Westwood area have been a magnificent gift to all in the 5th District, and have blessed and enriched the City with dynamic culture and commerce, as well as priceless friendships.
For a decade and a half the Los Angeles Nowruz celebration grows bigger and better every year in honor of this incredible heritage.
Peace, love, and happiness, and “Nowruz eh-toon- pee-rooz!”