For many of us at Bayview Glen P.S., March 20th signifies the beginning of a new season, Spring, and a chance to look forward to warmer weather. For some staff, students and community members from countries like Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Turkey and Syria, throughout Central Asia and many more – the first day of spring is a New Year’s Festivity, also known as Nowruz (pronounced NO-ruz). While specific traditions vary from country to country, as different cultures add their own elements, the central theme is the same: a celebration of spring and a time for rebirth and renewal.
In recognition of Nowruz, students and parents and guardians are invited to participate in free activities during the month of March which focus on aspects of Nowruz traditions celebrated by different communities. Offerings include a poster competition, egg decorating, and traditional family games, among others. For more details, please see the Nowruz Event and Workshops Flyer.
At Bayview Glen P.S., our students are busily contributing their artwork to a Haft-sin display, with sabzeh, samanu, senjed, serkeh, seeb, seer and somaq. We look forward to sharing it with our community on social media on March 20th.