The Celebration of the Persian New Year at Kauno Kolegija/UAS
- March 14, 2017
Nowruz (Persian: نوروز) is the name of the Iranian New Year in Iranian calendars. Nowroz is observed and celebrated by Iranian people and has spread across many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, Caucasus, South Asia, North Western China, the Crimea and some ethnic groups in the Balkans.
Although there is no clear date of origin, people believe that Nowroz was invented by Zoroaster (ancient Iranian prophet). Since the Achaemenid Empire the official year has begun with the New Day when the sun leaves the zodiac of Pisces and enters the zodiacal sign of Aries, signifying the Spring Equinox.
Nowroz is a spring festival of Persian origin which has been celebrated for over 3000 years. In 2010 the Persian New Year was officially registered on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
March 20, 2017 the event dedicated to Nowroz will be held at Kauno Kolegija under the initiative of Iranian student Mohammadamin Keivan, who studies at the Kauno Kolegija, Faculty of Medicine. Mohammadamin together with the students from Catering study programme will cook Iranian dishes „Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi“ and „Shole Zard“.
You are welcome to join this event!
Date: 20 March, 2017
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Pramones pr. 22, room 411