Join us at the Museum of Boulder for an afternoon of arts, traditional refreshments, performances, and activities celebrating Persian culture!
Theatrical Story Telling: initiated by drumming telling the ancient Shahnameh story of how a community comes together for justice.
Legend of Zahak and Kaveh the blacksmith
Lyrical Dance Performance: Mehregan theme, Festive tribute to Mitra, deity of Love and Light
~Performances will be at 1pm & 3pm~
Leatherette Band Making : As did ancient heroes, make your body band to set intention for empowerment
Letters of Gratitude: Let Mehregan’s love and light inspire you to write a decorated letter of appreciation to someone you love using Persian literature quotes and optional natural scents
Standard of Kaveh: Make your own keepsake flag to remind yourself of the power within and in surrounding community!
Tea and Koloocheh: Sample traditional Mehregan Cookies compliments of honey bird with various fillings and Traditional Persian Tea
Evening fare in the Courtyard: Sample a typical early evening snack plate in a poetic Iranian setting . This area will feature locally made sun shape Turmeric and Cumin bread with accompaniments
… And other engaging surprises!
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 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.
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