Nowruz Celebration at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Nowruz Celebration at the White House on April 6 and a few members of IABA were honored to attend. After a hilarious and meaningful opening by Comedian Maz Jobrani, Mrs. Obama warmly welcomed us and spoke about Nowruz traditions, celebrating diversity, and even read a few lines by Hafez. She touched on the seven s’s of the haft-seen, one of which was beautifully set up next to her. Members of the Iranian-American community, including artists, journalists, actors, physicians, and government officials feasted on sabzi polo, asheh reshteh, and noon o paneer which were prepared from the White House garden. Her lovely talk was followed by a dance performance by the Nomad Dancers as well as a traditional musical performance by the Center for Classical Music. In only it’s second year, we hope this tradition will live on in the White House for many years to come.




With eight chapters in various metropolitan cities across the country, the Iranian American Bar Association (“IABA”) is one of the most prominent minority bar associations in the United States. IABA chapters hold networking events, publish articles on key legal developments, and provide outreach to lawyers and law students. IABA also provides an annual scholarship to law students looking for assistance and provides lawyer mentors for those seeking guidance. IABA also helps serve the Iranian-American community and the community at-large by providing legal advocacy on important issues.
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