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IAC Group’s Shiva Farivar Receives Irvine’s Outstanding Achievement Award

The City Council of Irvine awarded Shiva Farivar an “Outstanding Achievement Award” at their May 22nd City Council Meeting. The award is in recognition of Shiva’s excellent public service to the City of Irvine. As tribute to the honoree (Shiva), a plaque is permanently displayed on the “Wall of Recognition” …

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Shiva Farivar, Selected as an honoree on Irvine’s Wall of Recognition

IAC board member and Nowruz Festival Executive Director, Shiva Farivar,  has been selected as an honoree on Irvine’s Wall of Recognition! The Wall of Recognition recognizes individuals who have contributed to the City of Irvine and the Community at large in significant ways. “This is an great achievement for Ms. Farivar …

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Persian New Year The Everlasting Nowruz – Celebration of Peace, Joy & Harmony

By: Khosro Esfandiar Mehrfar (Courtesy Los Angeles Times)  –  Every year around March 20th at Spring Equinox when day & night are of equal length (hence the Latin root of the word Equinox) & when Sun passes the celestial equator, people of Persian heritage around the  world celebrate the end …

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International Day of Nowruz

The word Nowruz (NoRooz, Novruz, Navruz, Nooruz, Nevruz, Nauryz), means new day; its spelling and pronunciation may vary by country. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning …

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