Spring Break 2023: NowruzVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with the Zoroastrian Association of Houston
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Tuesday, March, 14 – Friday, March 17, 2023
Daily Activities: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This Spring Break, celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with us!
Marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature, Nowruz highlights the values of peace and solidarity among generations, families, and neighbors, contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities. Celebrating Nowruz also means a celebration of life in harmony with nature. Stemming from ancient Zoroastrian roots, the word "Nowruz" means "new day." The holiday — also spelled as Novruz, Navruz, Nooruz, Nevruz, Nauryz — is celebrated by more than 300 million people in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, United States, Canada, and other regions.
Throughout Spring Break, join us for fun, hands-on arts and crafts on our front lawn! Decorate eggs, paint tiles, create a three-dimensional blossom tree collage, and hear stories, all in celebration of Nowruz. Plus, go inside to grab a bite to eat at Java Lava Cafe and enjoy our Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions exhibition, open with free admission during our Spring Break week.
Daily activities are free and open to the public. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
Presented by the Zoroastrian Association of Houston
Create your own clay butterfly to herald in springtime!
Eggs symbolize birth and renewal of life, and are an integral part of the Haft Seen Table at Nowruz.
Simurgh Bird Collage
Simurgh is a legendary bird in stories from the epic poem The Shahnameh. Construct your own Simurgh collage with a felt wall hanging!
Create a colorful bouquet in celebration of springtime.
Hear a story of love and compassion between a bird and a child from The Shahnameh, with help from stick puppets!
Have fun moving and grooving to Persian music!
Haft Seen Table Game
Learn about the Haft Seen Table through your favorite springtime items in this interactive activity.
Get a closer look at artist Lain Singh Bangdel's work on view in our exhibition Moon Over Kathmandu with a fun coloring activity.
Free Exhibition Admission
Enjoy free admission to the exhibitions on view inside Asia Society Texas Center!
Presenting Sponsor of Spring Break: Celebrating Nowruz
Sponsor of Spring Break: Celebrating Nowruz
Earth Stone & Colours
Society of Iranian American Women for Education
Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by Cathay Bank Foundation and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston.
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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