| March 1, 2013 | Calendar
Southern California Iranian Americans, 670 AM Radio Iran and The Midnight Mission Give Back to Skid Row Residents in Honor of Nowruz/ Iranian New Year
Steeped in history, Nowruz is an annual celebration that marks the beginning of the Iranian New Year for people of all faiths. It is also a time of deep spirituality when light symbolically conquers darkness, and, people open their hearts to help those less fortunate than themselves step into the light. In the same spirit, through its life-saving and life-changing programs and initiatives, the Midnight Mission—which celebrates its Centennial next year—has been a source of revival and renewal for the homeless population of Los Angeles.
In honor of this 3,000 year-old holiday, the Iranian-American community - supported by Southern California’s Farsi language radio station 670 AM Radio Iran—is coming together to give back to more than 3,000 Skid Row residents with a street celebration at The Midnight Mission.
The colorful outdoor festival will feature a traditional Nowruz meal and delicacies as well as live entertainment and special performances by dance ensembles. In keeping with the Nowruz tradition of gift giving for the family at New Year, a selection of clothing and toys will be donated to each person in attendance.