When: Sat., Oct. 5, 2 p.m.-12 a.m. 2019
Mehr Foundation is proud to sponsor the first annual Mehregan Festival in celebration of Autumn & Persian arts and culture. Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known, dating back at least as far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word "Mehr" in Mehregan, means kindness in the Persian language. Mehr represents knowledge, love, light and friendship. Mehregan is an Iranian festival celebrated in honor of Mithra, the divinity of covenant, and hence of interpersonal relationships such as friendship, affection and love. The festival falls on the 196th day of the Iranian year (10th Mehr. 2nd Oct).