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Nauruz Festival

Holidays & Events


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

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.

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

  • renewal
  • vernal equinox
  • prophet
  • founder
  • sorrow
  • opposing
  • prosperity
  • ceremonial
  • bonfire
  • pale
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to nature idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Group Activity(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)