: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Iranian-Canadian organization moves festival online amid COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO — A Toronto organization that planned to honour the lives of those who died in a plane crash in Iran has cancelled in-person events for its celebration of the Persian New Year.
Tirgan said it has moved its Nowruz festival online. The annual event attracts upwards of 15,000 people, many part of the large Iranian-Canadian diaspora in the Toronto area. Many performances have been postponed, while others will continue this weekend without an audience in order to be recorded, then shown online.
“People used to come to our festival, now it’s us going to their home for Nowruz,” said Mehrdad Ariannejad, …read more

Source:: National Newswatch