Norooz Bazaar Persian New Year Celebration

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION - As fellow guests clap along to the tambourine beat, Westlake residents Sherry Hafizi, left, and Kian Kayari dance to traditional Iranian melodies at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

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OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION – As fellow guests clap along to the tambourine beat, Westlake residents Sherry Hafizi, left, and Kian Kayari dance to traditional Iranian melodies at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION - Reflected in a mirror surrounded by the traditional New Years display of food, flowers, candles and decorations, musician Mahmoud Ghorbani on hand drum and Westlake resident Sherry Hafizi on tambourine provide the beat as Lani Ravosh of Agoura dances to an Iranian melody at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

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OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION – Reflected in a mirror surrounded by the traditional New Years display of food, flowers, candles and decorations, musician Mahmoud Ghorbani on hand drum and Westlake resident Sherry Hafizi on tambourine provide the beat as Lani Ravosh of Agoura dances to an Iranian melody at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION - As musician Mahmoud Ghorbani, left, and Westlake resident Sherry Hafizi on tambourine provide the beat, Mahin Malayeri of Moorpark dances gracefully to the traditional Iranian melody at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

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OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION – As musician Mahmoud Ghorbani, left, and Westlake resident Sherry Hafizi on tambourine provide the beat, Mahin Malayeri of Moorpark dances gracefully to the traditional Iranian melody at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION - Thousand Oaks resident Manijeh Taimouri dances to traditional Iranian music as Mahin Malayeri of Moorpark, center, and Pari Daneshnia of Westlake clap along to the beat at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

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OCCASION FOR CELEBRATION – Thousand Oaks resident Manijeh Taimouri dances to traditional Iranian music as Mahin Malayeri of Moorpark, center, and Pari Daneshnia of Westlake clap along to the beat at Norooz Bazaar, a marketplace and celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, on Saturday, March 15.

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