Sat, Jun 11|
San Juan Islands Museum of Art
Quilled Tulips of Nauruz
Celebrate Nauruz with us, a springtime affirmation of the earth's rebirth, by making colorful paper quilled tulips and creating a collage of tulip blooms!
Time & Location
Jun 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
About the Event
QUILLED TULIPS OF NAURUZ
Nauruz is a widely celebrated holiday in Central and West Asia. Afghanistan is not an exception. Afghan people gave Nauruz some unique details. It's a springtime affirmation of the earth's rebirth. It's also a celebration of farmers and herders. The Green Man personage, bearded and robed in, yes, green, travels around the countryside giving blessings to the fields. The celebration takes place close to the time of the Spring Equinox in March. Nauruz predates Islam and has features of ancient holidays when people felt a closeness to nature's mysteries. There are special rituals observed during the holiday. Special foodstuffs are prepared and served. Nauruz is a family time when people go to picnics and walk in the fields and forests. Tulips are beloved flowers of Nauruz and pilgrimages are made into the tulip meadows in the mountains. This project allows you to use the art of quilling and create a collage of tulip blooms.
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