North Carolina Persians


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke University (GSAID) and the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) present:


"Discovering Cyrus and the Idea of Iran”, a lecture by Reza Zarghamee, author of “Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World”


Mr. Zarghamee will talk about Nowruz celebrations during the Achaemenid period of Iranian history.


What: Lecture by Reza Zarghamee, "Discovering Cyrus and the Idea of Iran”

When: Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm

Where: Duke University F.E.L. Conference Room, Electron Laser Laboratory, 101 Circuit Drive, behind the Physics building

Admission: Free

Notes: Light Nowruz Refreshments Will be Served


For directions to the D.F.E.L. laboratory, please check:


Friday, March 28, 2014


Host: Bassami Entertainment

When: Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:00 PM-2:00 AM

Where: Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 East Third St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets: $80 Adults, $30 for children under 10. Call Athens Pizza, 704.821.6350

Features:  Foad Naraghi, live!  Fantastic Persian-Kurdish modern singer.  Separate room for children to play, attended by staff.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

What: Sizdah Bedar Picnic and Celebration

When: Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:00 am to close of the park

Where: Shelter 24, Falls Lake - Beaverdam -- Falls State Recreational Area

Admission: Free for public.

Notes: Please make sure the area around you is cleaned up before you leave.

Directions: See Beaverdam Recreational Area site

Contact: Nazi Kite (919) 946-9991



About the NC Persians site


This site serves the Persian and Iranian communities of North Carolina.  It is a resource for the Iranians, Afghanis, Tajiks, Kurds and other Persian-language speakers in the Carolinas. 

Call for more info, 336.686.9002 or e-mail


We celebrate almost 3000 years of poetry, painting, music, dance, and fine cuisine. Iranian culture is among the world’s oldest and richest.

Come join the Persian-speaking community of the Carolinas in exploring and preserving our heritage.

Noruz 1393 / Persian New Year 2014 Events

Sites of interest:

Tirgan Festival is a biennial cultural festival held in Toronto, Canada and is the largest of its kind outside of Iran with over 60,000 visitors. is a community site for the Iranian diaspora

Iranian Consular Services in Washington, DC