One of the most beloved and colorful holidays in Azerbaijan. Meaning “new day” in Persian, Novruz marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of the year for people in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran and other common cultural heritage countries. Novruz has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is rooted in the ancient traditions of the Zoroastrian belief system.
Novruz gathered many Azerbaijanis and friends of Azerbaijan from Turkey, Holland, the United States and many more in Texas.
Novruz Concert at the Goldberg B’nai B’rith Senior Citizens Housing in Houston, TX
Novruz celebrations started at the Goldberg B’nai B’rith Senior Citizens Housing Committee of Houston on March 18th 2015.
HBSCA and the Azerbaijan Center along with its volunteers and talented Azerbaijani artists, Kamiyar, singer and Nargiz Jeffus, pianist, organized a small concert for the seniors who lived and worked in Azerbaijan and others now residents of the Goldberg B’nai B’rith Senior Citizens Housing Committee of Houston to celebrate Novruz with the community while savoring baklavas.
Annual Novruz Gala in Houston, TX
On March 20th, and to continue and end Novruz celebrations, the annual Novruz Gala was organized by HBSCA and the Azerbaijan Center with the help of its volunteers and partners. The traditional holiday celebrating the New Year and the beginning of spring was held at Café Caspian in Houston, TX.
The event gathered community members and friends of Azerbaijan from Turkey, the United States, Holland and more who enjoyed traditional foods.
DJVolkano and singer Kamiyar, on the rhythm of Azerbaijani music, made all the guests dance and celebrate together while sharing the spirit of Novruz.
HBSCA and the Azerbaijan Center would like to extend its sincere thanks to all the persons who made this event possible: our amazing volunteers for their help with planning and logistics, our sponsor SOCAR, our contributor Envyhandmade Inc. for the jewelry gifts that delighted the guests, our singer Kamiyar for an amazing performance along with Çağatay Atmaca, DJ Volkano for his great playlists, our photographer Shahram Faghihloo, and last, but not least, all our attendees that made this event a success by sharing their joyful spirit on this occasion. As we always say:
Our community is only as strong as the people who are in it.
Thank you for celebrating Novruz with us all!
Novruz celebration in Dallas, TX
The Azeri community in Dallas also organized a small gathering on the occasion of Novruz. The Azerbaijan Center sends its best wishes to the whole Azeri community and friends of Azerbaijan in Texas for Novruz.