Celebrate Nowruz, or Persian New Year, with Aisan Hoss and Mehdi Parnia of Oyna Natural Foods. A festival of spring, Nowruz has been celebrated for thousands of years by Iranians and people throughout Central Asia. Arrive early to have tea and sweets and get a close-up look at the traditional haft-sin, a ceremonial spread with seven symbolic items. Music, dance and storytelling complement the evening’s sharing of history and culture.
Aisan Hoss and Mehdi Parnia are the founders of Oyna Natural Foods, which makes kuku (a traditional Persian egg dish similar to a frittata) and distributes it throughout the Bay Area. Hoss is also the director and choreographer of Aisan Hoss Dance.