The Tirgan Festival is excited to announce the arrival of its much anticipated biennial event, taking place from July 25 to 28, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario and presented by TD Bank. Tirgan refers to an ancient Persian/Iranian festival traditionally held in the month of July, also known as Jashn-e Tirgan (The feast of Tire-gan). It coincides with other midsummer festivals, celebrated with music, dancing, poetry, and serving authentic foods!. Over 24 vendors are offering different products including Arts, Crafts, Books, Confectioneries, Jewelry, and more to tempt you! Tirgan Festival 2019 is currently one of the world’s largest celebration of Iranian arts and culture, and includes 230+ artists, 30+ free events, 28 retailers, and 8 restaurants, and 2 traditional teahouses for the over 160,000 visitors who flock to experience this Festival. This year’s theme is UNITY honouring Tirgan’s historical commitment to the celebration of diversity, talent, freedom, and equality. Through music, dance, theatre, culinary delights and more, Tirgan Festival highlights the richness of the contemporary and traditional arts and culture of Iran. A commendable group of 400+ hard-working volunteers makes the Festival happen for four exhilarating days at some of Toronto’s most iconic performance venues including Harbourfront Centre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Art, the Michener Institute of Education, and The Distillery Historic District. Says Tirgan Festival CEO Mehrdad Ariannejad. “For the first time in the history of Tirgan, we are holding a conference on Iranian Intellectualism, inviting more than 10 scholars from universities across the globe to discuss the subject on four different panels at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. In a way, these panels are going to review the modern history of Iran during a cultural festival, combining art and scholarly work.” Tirgan has something for everyone with both ticketed and free events, with child care available for some, from musical masterpieces to kid-friendly entertainment to intellectually stimulating conferences to late night dancing under the stars.
Visit https://tirgan.ca/tirgan2019/ for tickets and more information.