New beginnings with Nowruz

New beginnings with Nowruz

Persian food, refreshments and a Haft-Sin arranged by the Iranian Student Club and faculty members were open to all in the Multicultural Center for a Nowruz Celebration—meaning “new day”—on March 20.

Mehran Ensan, a political science major and an ASO representative for the Iranian Student Club, explained elements of Nowruz.

“We believe that the Iranian New Year is the beginning of the life,” Ensan said. “In our geography it’s when the snow is gone, the rain is gone and everything comes back to life. All the animals come out of their sleep and move around again. It’s the beginning of spring and it’s the beginning of life.”

Karla Delgado contributed to this story. 


(L to R) Maya Refua, a biology major, explains to Winn Huynh, a chemistry professor, what the Haft-Sin is and what each item represents during the Nowruz Celebration in the Multicultural Center at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on March 20, 2024. Photo by Karla Delgado.

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