How do you celebrate the coming of the spring in your country?
Dicle, from Turkey, explains us how they celebrate it in their country:
On 21 st of March, we celebrate the coming of the spring and the celebration is called ‘Nevruz’. Nevruz, a combination of Persian words Nev(new) and Ruz(day) means the new day. Nevruz, besides being the symbol of nature’s release from winter and arrival of days of affluence and abundance, is also accepted as a day which reflects the vitalities, new beginnings and thresholds for us.
During Nevruz, people come together and light a big fire. They dance and sing around the fire until it gets smaller. Then, some people jump on it which is a bit crazy. That’s why not all people do that.
After that ceremony, everybody writes their wishes, resolutions to a piece of paper or they just take a piece of scarf. All people hang their wishes to a big tree believeing they will come true after that day.
Well, this is how we celebrate the coming of the spring. What’s your way of celebrating it??
What’s your name? -My name is Morgan.
How long did you stay in Leszno?
-I stayed two months in Leszno.
What experiences you gained during your EVS?
-During that EVS, i learned about culture from other countries, about animation, about team work, about myself and I met new Friends who are actually amazing persons.
What is your best memory from your EVS?
– The best memory of me is the one when we all went to a school to make some activities for youngsters who were about 16-17 years old. We played some games, spoke about human rights, had a quizz and fun of course!
So, what’s next for you in the future?
– In the future I will come back to my studies and maybe after, I will do an other EVS.
Did you know?
1933 “King Kong”, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC.
Longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes on this day in 2016.
Event of Interets
Events on March
Titanic broke all kinds of records after its release in 1997, but the acclaim that it received failed to be reflected on the cast at the Academy Awards. March 2,1998
Arise, Sir Chaplin. He waited a lifetime for it, but on this day silent screen star Charlie Chaplin was finally honoured by the country where he was born. March 4, 1975
Native Americans showed Clarence Birdseye how they preserved fish they had caught. Intrigued, he saw the possibilities and the frozen food industry was born. March 6,1930
Sinatra does it his way and secures a ringside seat as a photographer for the ‘Fight for the century’ between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier. March 8,1971