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Nauruz Festival

In this lesson, students read about the Persian New Year's festival (New Day). They learn about the ceremonial table, and create their own in small groups. Students also learn idioms related to nature.

Note: A number of different English spellings are used for this holiday. The UN recognizes March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz.

  • 2–3 hours
  • 8 pages
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to nature idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
  • renewal
  • vernal equinox
  • prophet
  • founder
  • sorrow
  • opposing
  • prosperity
  • ceremonial
  • bonfire
  • pale