Persian Cultural Day at The Museum of Boulder Celebrating Mehregan

01oct12:00 pm5:00 pmPersian Cultural Day at The Museum of Boulder Celebrating Mehregan

Event Details

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.

Time

October 1, 2023 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location

Museum of Boulder

2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

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