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CafeLitt 62: Nowrooz

Mon 17 Mar 2008, 18:25, by , at Cafe Linda:1909 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest,Montreal (Map)
نوروزتان پیروز

Subject: Nowrooz
Presented by: Reza Assasi
Date: 20th March 2008

"Norooz (Nowruz) marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year. In this session Reza started with an introduction about Mythological and Historical roots of Norooz and continued to analyze the roots of different beleifs and traditions related to Norooz from India to Europe.
The session continued with an interesting discussion about the confrontation of Iranian culture with Islam and also some criticisms about Nationalism and Internationalism.
Also a discussion about introducing Iranian culture to the international context as a culture which respects Nature and Human being was another issue and can be continued here on Comment box."

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