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Fireworks Wednesday 1391:

Held on the last Wednesday of the Persian year, Chaharshanbe-Suri, also called the "Festival of Fire", is a prelude to Nowruz which marks the arrival of spring. The words "ChaharShanbe" mean Wednesday and "Suri" means red or festival. Bonfires are lit to "keep the sun alive" until early morning. The celebration usually starts in the evening, with people making bonfires in the streets/parks and jumping over them while enjoting the company of friends and family. Just like last year, ICC has planned to rejoice this ancient culture with our members on Tuesday March 12th 2013. More information about the event will be provided via our media.

Persian New Year (Nowruz) 1392:

With its roots in ancient Zoroastrianism, Nowruz marks the first day of spring (in the northern hemisphere) and the beginning of the year in the Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21st or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. This holiday is by far the most important festivity for all Iranians as well as neighbouring countries in the region. Just like every year, ICC will hold the Nowruz celebration for the year 1392 in the Persian calender on Sunday March 24th 2013. More information about the details of the event will be provided via our media very soon.

ICC Weekly Volleyball:

Well-known as ICC's longest running weekly event ICC volleyball has found its way into the heart of our vibrant community. Whether it's on sand or at the inside facilities we have certainly never missed our chance to workout and have fun with our friends. Join us every Friday at 8:30PM at France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CoREC) volleyball courts to show your skills at the game and enjoy the excitement of a sport everyone seems to adore!

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