Celebrating Diversity – April 1

Farvardin (Iran) – It is the 13th day after Nowuz or New Year. The number 13 is considered an unlucky numbr for the Persians, and therefore everyone leaves home for the day to go on picnics or trips.

Kha B’Nissan (Assyria) – Originally celebrated for twelve days.  Assyrians place a bunch of green grass at the threshold of their homes to welcome fertility and propserity in the new year.  On the tenth day, groups of new brides visit every house and receive presents that are then distributed amongst themselves.

Multicultural Communications Month – Multicultural communications may seem difficult at first – differences in languages, backgrounds, customs and the like all seem a challenge.  By learning more about our different cultures, it becomes easier to interact. This money has been dedicated to further this cause.  Some organizations celebrate in different months.

Source: www.multiculturalcalendars.com

Part of a posting series on multicultural events for 2009.

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