Happy New Year
Families in Toryglen have celebrated the arrival of spring with a Persian and Kurdish New Year celebration at Malls Mire Community Woodland
More than 120 people attended the event hosted by Forestry Commission Scotland where they enjoyed a range of fun activities, including creating natural arts and crafts, storytelling, teachings from a herbalist forager and a campfire with outdoor cooking.
The Persian and Kurdish New Year on March 19, also known as Nowruz or Norooz, traditionally celebrates renewal as it marks the first day of spring.
Romena Huq of Forestry Commission Scotland said: “The celebration had a lovely atmosphere from start to finish with traditional music, storytelling and campfire singing. The celebration was a great opportunity for people to learn about new cultures and experience some unique activities traditionally associated with the arrival of spring.”
The event was funded by Forestry Commission Scotland as part of its engagement programme and organised in conjunction with The Scottish Arab Women Association.
Huda Alarishi from the association said: “It was a perfect spring day for a celebration, with families from across the community coming along and enjoying the woodland.”
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