List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2005-10-01

    Mehregan 2005

    Orange County Saturday - October 1, 2005     11:00 AM

    THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT THE PERSIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL

    IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA

    OCTOBER 1-2, 2005

    IRVINE, CA – July 1, 2005 – the Network of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County

    (NIPOC) on behalf of the Southern California based Persian Community announces the 10th

    Annual Persian Harvest Festival of Autumn (Mehregan) on October 1 – 2, 2005 at the

    Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    On the 10 years anniversary, this two-day event will attract more attendees this year. Many

    national, state, and local community and political leaders are expected at the festival.

    Mehregan (pronounced ‘meh-re-gahn’), is a celebration of nature honoring the ancient Persian

    Goddess Mehr, the spirit of love, knowledge and commitment. This two-day outdoor family

    event celebrating nature and the seasons, is a showcase of many aspects of Persian culture from

    exhibits, art, pop and traditional music, folk dance, crafts, ancient sports, live performances,

    movies, children's activities and exotic food. Held at the Orange County Fair & Exposition in

    Costa Mesa, this event grows more popular each year with thousands of visitors. Over 100

    exhibitors sell everything from intricate Persian rugs, Authentic Persian Food to modern art.

    This festival is organized by the Persian Community Volunteers of Southern California as a nonprofit

    event. Hundreds of people in the county's large Persian community volunteer their time

    and talents to bring Orange County the sights, sounds and tastes of ancient Persia and modern

    Iran. Further information is available at www.nipoc.org Or by calling (949) 851-3993.

    Poetry That is Life

    Orange County Saturday - October 1, 2005     11:00 AM

    The Mehregan Festival is proud to publish this anthology of poems for 10th year anniversary of the festival in Orange County California.

    Iranian community has been organizing this non profit festival to share their culture with slogan of “Love, Commitment and Knowledge”.

    Shoja Adel from the organizing committee who has experience in book exhibits and poetry events assigned for coordinating the efforts to publish an anthology of poems of Farsi speaking poets in Southern California.

    Shoja Adel invited Majid Roshangar, Majid Naficy and Partow Nooriala as experts to form a committee to invite the poets and review and select the poems.

    The participation of the poets and wonderful poems that submitted encourages the committee to continue such efforts in the future.

    The past exhibitions represented the work of master Persian poets; Ferdowsi, Khayyam, Rumi, Hafez and modern Iranian poets Forugh Farrokhzad and Sohrab Sepehri.



    Mehregan Festival is non profit event organized by NIPOC (Network of Iranian of Orange County) (sponsor), ICCOC (Iranian Cultural Club of Orange County), Khayyam Cultural Center and Iranian Student Clubs in Orange County.

    Date: Saturday and Sunday



    October 1 & 2, 2005

    Ticket:

    Advanced Purchase $20







    At Gate:$25

    Child (under 10) Free



    Time:11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

    Location:Orange County Fair & Expo Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Mehregan festival is organized by the Persian Community Volunteers of Southern California as a non-profit event.







    10th Annual Persian Harvest Festival

    Orange County Saturday - October 1, 2005     11:00 AM

    Day: Saturday & Sunday

    Date: Oct 1 & 2, 2005

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

    Location: Orange County Fair & Exposition Center

    Address: 88 Fair Drive

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    Entrance: Gate 4 - Arlington St (Arlington St & Fairview Rd)

    Tickets: Advanced Purchase $20

    (Available in Major Iranian Stores untill Thursday Sept 29, 2005)

    At Gate: $25

    Child (under 10) Free

    Parking: Free



    FREE Admission on Your Birthday.

    If your Birthday is on Oct 1st or 2nd

    (Government issued valid ID required)

    Email: Mehregan@nipoc.org

    Tel: 949-851-3993

    Come and celebrate the largest Persian Harvest Festival in traditional Persian style outside of Persia. Our opening ceremony which commences at dusk on October 1st & 2nd, will take you back to the old Persia as we re-enact the ceremonies hosted by the King and Queen of Ancient Persia on the stage.



    Come and visit our Persian Provinces, Traditional Teahouse, Persian Style Bazaar, Persian Paintings, taste Exotic Persian Cuisine, par take in Folk Dances and listen to Traditional Persian Live Entertainment. An array of activities are also held for children, such as face painting, hand crafts, storytelling, magic shows, carnival games and much more.







    Please support Mehregan 2005 and forward this e-mail to all your friends!



    Reserve A Booth For Your Organization

    Booths are available to display and showcase your company's products or services

    To reserve a booth, please contact

    Mr. Behnia at (949) 733-8525 or



    Email: HYPERLINK "mailto:mehregan@nipoc.org"Mehregan@nipoc.org



    Mehregan Mission Statement

    Mehregan is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious event to promote & preserve the Persian heritage through cultural, historical events & celebrations.

    Mehregan has contributed over $50,000 to student scholarship funds & cultural organizations.


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