The Persian (Iranian) New Year celebration, Nowruz, is one of the oldest and most important festivals in Persian culture. The Nowruz celebration embraces the colourful and rich Persian culture and begins with the first day of spring. Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds beyond Iran.
This year we celebrated with a Haft Sin table, traditional pastries, cake and tea, and an opportunity to have ago at egg painting!
Personalised cards were written whilst Persian music played. Art and images from Iranian historic monuments were displayed around the Hub
Would you like to organise an activity in the PG Hub?Is there a specific event you would like us to include in this programme?
Send us your ideas and suggestions to pgcommunity at warwick dot ac dot uk or talk to a member of staff at the PG Hub
Don't forget to have a look at our calendar for forthcoming events.
Bashiri, I. (2013). Newruz: Origins and rituals. Accessed 10 March, 2014 from http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Nowruz/NowRuz.html
Eghbal, F. & Mooney, S. (1996). Nowruz and Other Festivities in Iran. Eqbal Printing and Publishing.