Elementary Teachers & Librarians

No Rouz ~ Nowruz ~ Persian New Year
Multicultural ~ Spring ~ World Holiday

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

Elements of a Holiday -or- What Makes a Holiday (pdf)

For grades 1 - 4

Summary: Discuss what makes a holiday different from any other day. Identify general elements of holidays, such as special foods, gatherings of family or friends, special decorations, etc. Read No Rouz: Our Persian New Year and identify specific elements. Discuss how these symbolize springtime, a new year, renewal and rebirth.


No Rouz words and phrases (summary of words & symbolism)