Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Three Locations in the Bay Area

Persian New Year Festival at GISSV Berkeley/East Bay
Persian New Year Festival at GISSV Berkeley/East Bay

Grades 1 and 2 experienced the Persian New Year festival tradition.

"'Nooruz", meaning 'new day' in Farsi, is the Persian New Year festival that is the bedrock of this ancient culture that can be traced back 3000 years ago. It celebrates the vernal equinox symbolizing rebirth of nature after the harsh winter. Our Berkeley/East Bay grade 1 & 2 teachers and students celebrated it on 21 March by writing auspicious wishes on the lucky paper fish, singing, dyeing the eggs in multi-colors and relishing the scrumptious
banana bread.

Thank you to Berkeley/East Bay parent Safieh Laal who introduced our students to this special cultural tradition. As part of GISSV's mission to nurture global citizens, we welcome the many cultural backgrounds and perspectives that our families can contribute to our classrooms. "Sale noo mobarak" (good wishes for the new year).



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