Haftsin table at Powerhouse Ultimo. Photographer Ken Leanfore
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Sizdehbedar: Nature Day

Finished 2 April 2022
Powerhouse Museum

Sizdehbedar (Nature Day) will be held on 2 April (the 13th day of Nowrouz) to mark the end of the year’s Persian New Year festivities. Join Western Sydney’s Persian community at Powerhouse Ultimo to celebrate this special day. Listen to music played by Iranian-Australian DJ Allen, join in traditional backgammon competition, watch Persian films, hear traditional stories and enjoy Persian cuisine.

PROGRAM

Cafe

10:15am: National Anthem of Iran
10.20am: Welcome statement from the Powerhouse
10.25am: Short history of Sizdehbehdar by Dr. Mehrassa Farjad
10:30am-4:30pm: DJ Allen
11.00am: Hathor Dance Studio
10:30am-1pm: Egg painting workshop for kids and families
12:00pm: Sabzeh competition
1:00pm-2:00pm: Face painting for kids and families
2:30pm-3:30pm: Face painting for kids and families
4:30pm: Closing statement
10am-5pm: Haftsin table
10am-5pm: Persian cuisine in the Powerhouse cafe by Shila Kitchen
10am – 5pm: Kazakhstan display 

Micro Cars

1:30pm-3pm: Backgammon competitions

Textiles Centre

11:00am: Persian Storytelling
12:00am: Persian Storytelling

Kings Cinema

10:30am: Documentary and Experimental Film Centre, Nowrouz in Tajikistan documentary screening & Nowrouz Tehran’s Time
2:30pm: Persian Film Festival, A Hairy Tale

For all ages. This is a free, drop-in program; bookings are not essential.