Tirgan Festival is returning to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre from July 18-21, 2013, bringing together artists from around the globe to showcase the richness and diversity of Iranian art and culture through their mosaic of world-class talents.
It fills our hearts with pleasure that from its modest beginnings in 2006, the festival has grown into the world’s largest celebration of Iranian art and culture, with over 120 artists entertaining a diverse audience of 120,000 from all ages and backgrounds in 2011.
The festival offers something for everyone, from workshops and activities to performances in music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature and the visual arts. Tirgan is also a great opportunity to sample savory Iranian cuisine and a traditional bazaar, showcasing a range of items including arts and crafts, Persian literature, exotic sweets, spices, and even traditional musical instruments and much more.
The theme for Tirgan 2013 is Hope, for hope is that which sustains us in hard times and calls us into the future. We look forward to celebrating this year’s festival with you in Toronto, a city that rightfully prides itself in welcoming diversity.