St. Margaret’s Celebrates Nowruz with Traditional Activities, Haft-Seen Arrangements and Treats

Nowruz, marking the first day of spring and considered the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people worldwide, was celebrated at St. Margaret’s this week with a variety of activities.
The holiday is also known as the Persian New Year, and the history and traditions of the holiday were shared with the St. Margaret’s community this week. The Lower School shared in an informative video in Lower School Chapel about the holiday and created traditional “haft-seen” tables in the Library and the Lower School faculty lounge with Persian treats.
In the Upper School, the Tartan Inclusion and Diversity student leadership group shared the story behind the holiday to their peers, then shared kolouchehs, a type of Persian cookie, to students during Convo on Monday.
The word Nowruz means “new day” and is celebrated on the day of astronomical vernal equinox. According to the United Nations, the holiday promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighborliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.
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