Norooz with Saha

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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.
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.

Reading by Saha Mousavi

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International Women’s Day – March 8, 2015

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Women hold signs and protest.                                                       Photo by Les Bazso/The Province

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2
On this day, people celebrate women’s equality
around the world.

Did you know that of the G20 countries,
Canada is rated the best country for women?
Germany is rated second;
Britain third;
Australia fourth;
France fifth and the U.S. sixth.

Saudi Arabia is rated eighteenth
and India is nineteenth.

Want to read a story in honour of this day? “Policewoman”

Weekend events: October 17-20

Diwali (Photo: Ian Smith/The Province)

Diwali
(Photo: Ian Smith/The Province)

Fall is now here in BC.

There are many ways to celebrate the season.

Enjoy some of the fall outdoor markets in your area.

Or celebrate the beauty of Diwali.

Vancouver and Surrey events:
Diwali festivities will be taking place from Friday, October 17 through to Sunday, October 26 at various venues throughout Vancouver and Surrey.

For more Diwali events on the lower mainland visit diwalifest.ca.

Learn some bhangra dance moves to get ready for the fun!