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Sizdah Be-Dar 2023

Finished 2 April 2023
Powerhouse Ultimo

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 Persian cuisine.



10am – 3pm Persian cuisine by Shila Kitchen in the Powerhouse Cafe
10am – 3.30pm Haftsin table
10.20am Welcome statement from the Powerhouse
10.30am Short history of Sizdah Be-Dar by Dr. Mehrassa Farjad
11am – 1pm DJ Arman
11am – 1pm Egg painting for kids and families
11am – 1pm Face painting for kids and families
2–3pm DJ Arman
2–3pm Face painting for kids and families
2–3pm Egg painting for kids and families
3.15pm Closing statement



1–1.45pm Eishan Ensemble



1.30–3pm Backgammon competition



11am and 12pm Persian Storytelling


This family-friendly event is free, but registering your interest is recommended.