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HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD


IRAN



NO RUZ
New Year in Iran


Materials Needed


Seeds
Water
Jar
Clay

INSTRUCTIONS

The New Year in Iran also marks the beginning of Spring. Traditionally, it lasts 12 days.  Two weeks before the New Year, March 21, seeds are planted-typically, celery or wheat seed.  The seeds are first planted in water until it begins to grow.  After the plants begin to sprout they are placed in clay pots.    On New Year’s Eve, the 13th day of the celebration families go into the country and toss the seedlings into the wind.  The tossing of the seedlings against the wind symbolizes forgiving people and getting rid of past grievances with people you have fought with in the past and anyone you are fighting with presently.  Nice tradition huh?
Your  New Year can begin in peace and harmony.  You find ideas for creating a classroom garden at the following website.

 

Kids Gardening Lesson Plans

http://www.kidsgardening.com/Dig/Dig.taf