Nowruz is a non-religious, non-political Iranian holiday that falls on the vernal equinox and celebrates spring and the Iranian New Year. It is a cultural celebration, recognized throughout the world each year among Iranian families.
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The library hosted a family program celebrating Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights, held in the autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. We purchased Indian language/cultural books supporting this program with a grant from the Palms Neighborhood Council. This was one of our branch’s first programs targeting the South Asian population, and we had one of our largest crowds ever, with about 150 people attending.