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Persian Cultural Day 9.16.22

Persian Cultural Day

Celebrate Mehregan with the Museum of Boulder and Persian Cultural Circle! Join us at the Museum of Boulder for an afternoon of arts, traditional food, beverages, performances, and activities celebrating Persian culture!
Community engagement art activities will take place in the lower courtyard level.
Art card making station with dried flowers and symbolic Persian words (please limit one per household completing something together is part of the cultural experience.)
An apothecary presentation collaborating with Rebecca’s Apothecary to present a mini Attar station
Chef Kiana will be demonstrating Persian Culinary, herbs and scents experiences with a hearty fresh tomato community soup called Aash e Gojeh (purchase food voucher in advance)
Damnoosh, traditional herbal tea station will be available for sampling along with seasonal treats
Live Persian dancing with an option to participate
Seasonal wreath making available for sale (limited quantity)
A ritual table will be set up in the Lobby beginning 9/27/22 – come in to learn more about the holiday before attending the celebration!
In partnership with 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.