For 3000 years people have been celebrating the old-iranian New years- and spring fest Newroz/Nouruz on the days surrounding the 20th of March. In our time it’s celebrated by over 300 million people:
in Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, Aserbaijan, Tajikistan, Georgia, parts of India and Pakistan, Kazakhstan and more.
This year Lübeck’s Newroz festivities take place as an international celebration of all cultures at the Alternative.
With music, fantastic food, kids’ activities and the traditional Newroz-Fire we’ll welcome spring and the new year.
We’re especially excited to have won DJ Ipek from Berlin as our musical entertainment for the night. She’ll be playing at the treibsand from 7pm.
Our Newroz stands in the sign of solidarity and peace. It’s always been celebrated across borders and stands for the connection of cultures in central asia.
We invite everyone – germans, migrants that have been here for a long time and refugees that have just come here recently – to come celebrate with us.
In the afternoon there’ll be traditional kurdish music with the Kurdische Musikgruppe Kiel, Iran and Afghanistan with Tahmes Tabesch, Ramin Zalan and Seif Ali Khan.
At nightfall we will light the Newroz-Fire together.
7pm: DJ Ipek Ipekçioglu – Eklektik Berlinistan Sounds of Turkey, OrAsia, Balkan and Elektro
Entrance: 1€ for adults, children get in for free
Donations are more than welcome!
Afghanischer Familien und Kultur-Verein Lübeck, alternative e.V., Gemeindediakonie Lübeck – BereichObdach&Asyl, Haus der Kulturen e.V., Interventionistische Linke, Iranische Gemeinde Lübeck, Lübecker Integrationsverein e.V., NAV-DEM, Sprungtuch e.V.
Special thanks for your support go to: residents of the Walli, Café Brazil, treibsand, VEB and our fellows at the solidarity center at the Walli.