Join us for Persian Tea

March 21st, 2011


Nowruz Mubarak and Happy Persian New Year!

Nowruz, or the celebration that marks the first day of Spring, dates back to 15,000 BCE and retells of the Battle between the Persians and the citizens of Atlantis, whose city was destroyed in a storm. The Persians prevented the Atlantians from conquering their land and commemorate it on this day.

On Monday, the Howard Thurman Center Tea Club will be serving Persian Tea in commemoration of Nowruz. Nowruz literally means “New Day” and is celebrated amongst many traditions and cultures today. The most significant part of the celebration is the festive spread that is laid out on a table in every Iranian home. Known as Haft-e-Seen (Seven S) it comprises seven things symbolizing different concepts peculiar to spring and the New Year like apples symbolizing health and beauty and vinegar symbolizing age and patience.

Since it’s not spring in Boston yet, come grab a cup of hot persian tea to keep warm! Come by Tea Club on Monday 3/21 from 3:30 – 5:00 PM to have some tea and persian sweets!

For more information, contact Student Ambassador Annie Rupani at or join the Tea Club Facebook page.

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