Happy Nowruz: Cooking With Children to Celebrate the Persian New Year

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Happy Nowruz: Cooking With Children to Celebrate the Persian New Year
By Najmieh Batmanglij

Nowruz – the Persian New Year – is one of the world’s great festivals, a full month of activities celebrating the earth, the arrival of spring, and the rebirth of nature. Most of all, it is a festival for families. Children and adults alike can share in preparing special meals, decorating the house, and performing the many ceremonies that welcome the New Year. This book is a guide to customs thousands of years old yet as vital as ever – enjoyable for families no matter where they live or what their beliefs. Happy Nowruz offers twenty-five fun, easy, and innovative Nowruz recipes, with lots of photos to show you what to do. This is an ideal guide for parents, teachers, and kids – age six and older – to know more about the origins of Nowruz and to get everyone involved in preparing for the arrival of spring by:

• baking Haji Firuz cookies
• germinating seeds in eggshells
• coloring eggs
• making a Nowruz garland
• jumping over fires
• setting the Haft-sinn (seven-s) holiday table
• planting narcissus and hyacinth bulbs
• selecting and buying goldfish
• banging spoons for trick-or-treating
• cooking the Nowruz dinner
• enjoying the Outdoor Thirteen picnic

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