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Persian Cultural Day
October 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate Mehregan with the Museum of Boulder and the Persian Cultural Circle!
Join us at the Museum of Boulder for an afternoon of arts, traditional beverages, performances, and activities celebrating Persian culture!
Artisan fair will be available for viewing and purchasing in the lobby.
Community engagement art activities will take place in the lower courtyard level.
Culinary and Hamman (traditional bath) Persian artifacts to be on display in the Lodge.
On the rooftop, come and view traditional Persian dancers and enjoy Sharbat tea and sweets made during live chef demonstrations.
Performances will be held on the hour beginning at 1pm through 4pm.
A ritual table will be set up in the Lobby beginning a week before the event – come in to learn more about the holiday before attending the celebration!
In partnership with the Persian Cultural Circle.
History of Mehregan
In Persian culture, Mehergan is a time to honor love and friendship and the harvest, a time to renew our commitments to each other and our community, a time to honor justice and balance.
During pre-Islamic and early Islamic Iran, Mehrgān was celebrated with the same magnificence and pageantry as Nowruz. It was customary for people to send or give their king, and each other, gifts. Rich people usually gave gold and silver coins, heroes and warriors gave horses while others gave gifts according to their financial power and ability, even as simple as an apple. Those fortunate enough would help the poor with gifts.