A festival in celebration of Persian arts and culture with live performances, market, food, music and more! About this Event Mehr Foundation is proud to sponsor the first annual Mehregan Festival in celebration of Autumn. Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known, dating back at least as far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word "Mehr" (in Mehregan) in the Persian language means kindness. Mehr represents knowledge, love, light and friendship. Mehregan is an Iranian festival celebrated in honor of Mithra, the divinity of covenant, and hence of interpersonal relationships such as friendship, affection and love. The festival falls on the 196th day of the Iranian year (10th Mehr. 2nd Oct.) We hope you will join us for this festive event!