The “haft-seen” table at Saha’s house
Photo by Saha Mousavi
Submission by Saha Mousavi
Saha is now in Grade 8 at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver.
She wrote this story while she was
a Grade 6 student at Vancouver’s Lord Roberts School in 2013.
The word Norooz means “the new day” in the Persian language.
Reading by Saha Mousavi
Norooz is the name of the important Iranian
or Persian New Year in the Persian calendar.
People of 13 other religions also celebrate this holiday.
The holiday goes on for 13 days.
People come to visit your home.
The kids get gifts for the New Year.
A traffic jam in Vancouver
Submitted by: Jennifer Partridge, West Point Grey United Church,
Jennifer Partridge’s students wrote letters to a newspaper.
They wanted to write about Vancouver’s traffic problems.
The learners also wanted to talk about solutions.
Here are three of their letters:
Read the PDF.
Think about what issues affect your community.
Write to your mayor or city council or local newspaper.
Jennifer’s class did!
This painting hangs in the Basilica de Guadalupe.
(Photo: Esparto Palma / CC, Flickr)
Submitted by Javier,
Hastings Learning Centre, Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver
The Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego for the first time on December 9th, 1531. She appeared on the mountain of Tepeyac when he was walking in the direction of the church to visit his uncle, Juan Bernardino, who was gravely ill and was not recovering his health.
Juan Bernardino received a spiritual healing from the Virgin of Guadalupe, and he recovered his health. The Virgin asked Juan Diego to build a church on the Mountain of Tepeyac where the ground was flat and the hills of the mountain would protect the church.
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