The Norooz Gala by NUFDI is Washington’s premier annual event held to honor Iranian arts, culture, and heritage.

The first annual Norooz Gala was held at The Hay Adams and was emceed by celebrated actress Nazanin Boniadi and featured a musical performance by award-winning guitarist Babak Amini.

We were joined by guests of honor Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi and Princess Yasmine Pahlavi.

Watch Nazanin Boniadi’s remarks in full below:

Watch Babak Amini’s performance in full below:

Watch NUFDI Policy Director Cameron Khansarinia’s remarks on a “New Day” for the Iranian-American community in full below:

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