A two-week public holiday for New Year, or Nowrouz, in Iran is an old custom which even the Islamic Revolution and new rulers did not succeed in changing.
Art, unfortunately, has become abandoned and restricted in Iran and artists have been pressed to do what the regime wants them to.Camelia Entekhabi-Fard
This month crowds of Iranians have been overwhelmed by the small city of Dubai. But interestingly, the Iranian New Year festival happened to be at the time of Art Dubai, one of the biggest art exhibitions in the Middle East. Iranians, who can’t mainly celebrate Nowrouz the way they like with music and joy in their country, came to Dubai for Persian concerts and other entertainments. This group combined with another set of Iranians whom came to showcase their forbidden art during Art Dubai.