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Persian Parade 2024

Annual Persian Parade NYC Scheduled for April 21, 2024

Nowruz, the Persian (Iranian) New Year, translates to ‘new day’ and starts at the Spring Equinox.  Nowruz is a joyful celebration of renewal and rebirth that blossoms at the start of Spring.  Just when the flowers awaken and the trees come to life, the Nowruz Festival kicks off in New York City with the Persian Parade on Sunday, April 21, 2024.  The Persian Parade is a celebration open to all who want to welcome a new year, celebrate the rich culture of Iran and enjoy the delights of a culture that spans centuries.

Dancers, musicians and colorful floats representing the cultural and historical contributions of the Iranian people will march side by side down Madison Avenue in front of thousands of people.  The Parade will be led by the NY Police Mounted Unit carrying the American, State of New York and historical Persian flags.  All are invited to the Persian Parade and to enjoy the music and Persian delicacies at the end of the Parade in Madison Square Park.

Join local and state dignitaries, prominent business and community leaders along with thousands of onlookers as they celebrate Spring and the Persian New Year.

Persian Parade 2023

Spring Equinox marks the start of the Persian (Iranian) New Year; a joyful celebration of renewal and rebirth that has been a global podium for Iranian culture and identity since 2004.
Persian Parade 2023 is proud to announce that this year’s parade is dedicated to the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement.

The pillars of this year’s parade are to represent:

  1. Woman, Life, Freedom

  2. Human Rights

  3. Unity

All are invited to the Persian Parade to enjoy a rich display of performances, music, and Persian delicacies at the Parade’s endpoint, Madison Square Park.

DATE: Sunday, April 23, 2023

TIME: 11:30 AM (speeches); 12:00 PM (Parade)

START LOCATION: Madison Avenue at 39th Street

**PLEASE NOTE: We invite and encourage everyone to join us in the Persian Day Parade 2023. All groups/persons who wish to march with us in the Persian Parade 2022 must be registered and approved by March 31, 2023. Please email us at, to register and receive further marching information.