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Central Asian Spring Festival 2017 at UCL

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Time 12:00
Date 19/03/17
Price Free

This is the biggest celebration of the spring equinox in London, aka Navruz. Centuries old, it’s a tradition that encompasses concepts of peace, charity, purity and love.

The festival, Navruz (also known in various countries as Neuruz, Nauryz, Navruz, Novruz, Nooruz or Nowruz) has a rich heritage is celebrated through the centuries. This year marks the 8th anniversary of the Spring Festival in London.

Go to experience and learn more about the best of Central Asian culture - music, dance, sports, delicious food and much more!

The activities of the first 13 days of the New Year are considered harbingers of the year to come. For this reason, it is traditional to end quarrels, forgive debts and overlook enmity and insults. It is a time for reconciliation, when forgiveness and cheerfulness are the dominant sentiments. As with the celebration of the Chinese New Year, there are traditions associated with the first visitor to the house during Navruz. To ensure good luck for the coming year, this person should have a “happy foot”; he or she should be kind, gentle, witty, and pious and have a good reputation.