14th annual Persian Festival of Autumn in Irvine
Daily Pilot / Mona Shadia

This year's 14th annual Persian Festival of Autumn will take place at Lakeside Lagoon Park in Irvine Sept 25 to 26. Iranians and other Middle Easterners from throughout Orange County and all of Southern California come to attend the autumnal festival that celebrates love, knowledge and commitment.
Mehregan is one of two festivals celebrated by ancient Persians. Norooz, the Persian New Year, is celebrated in the beginning of the spring.
More than 1,000 years ago, a great Persian poet could see his country changing. A new language and atmosphere was taking shape.

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