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Tirgan is Back!

Tirgan, world’s largest festival that celebrates Iranian art and culture, is returning to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre from July 18-21, 2013. The theme of Tirgan 2013 is ‘Hope’ and the festival’s multitude of world and Canadian premiers in traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles of dance, music, theater, literature, film, and visual arts will be inspired by this central theme. Tirgan 2013 is expected to attract over 150,000 visitors to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. More info..

Tirgan’s Honorary Chair

We are thrilled to inform you that the world’s first self-funded female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari, has accepted to be the Honorary Chair of Tirgan 2013 and will be in Toronto during the days of the festival. In 2011 we had the honour of having Dr. Reza Moridi, Member of Ontario’s Provincial Parliament as Tirgan’s Honorary Chair. Capturing headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer in 2006, Anousheh also earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

New Artistic Director

Welcome Tirgan’s new Artistic Director. Mr. Babak Payami, a successful film director, writer and producer with over 15 years of experience within the film industry, is the recipient of numerous international awards including the Best Director Award at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

Short Story Contest

Attracting 262 submissions from Asia, America, Australia and Europe in 2011, Tirgan’s successful short story contest will once again be held in collaboration with the well-known Iranian author, Mr. Abbas Maroufi. All submissions will be assessed by a panel of judges consisting of renowned literary figures and the winning stories will be published in Tirgan’s short story collection. Stay tuned for more information.
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Celebrate Yalda
with Tirgan

Featuring live performances of music and dance in addition to traditional Iranian cuisine, Tirgan will once again present its much anticipated Yalda celebration. Join us in Toronto on December 22nd, 2012 for what promises to be an entertaining and memorable celebration of the longest night of the year with friends, family and Tirgan.
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