Persian Language School

Persian Language, also known as Farsi, is the most widely spoken member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages. It is the language of Iran (formerly Persia) and is also widely spoken in Afghanistan and, in an archaic form, in Tajikistan and the Pamir Mountain region. Persian is spoken today primarily in Iran and Afghanistan, but was historically a more widely understood language in an area ranging from the Middle East to India.

The Persian Language School is running on Sundays from 11.am to 1.00 pm. This year we have 34 students 9 of them adult, 11 students from Afghanistan and the rest from Iran. One of the most important celebrations in Iran is NoRuz (New Year) and the school participates in a big party. The celebration is managed by the Iranian community and the school joins them each year on 21 of March (the first day of spring) The origins of NoRuz are unknown, but they go back several thousand years predating the Achaemenian Dynasty. The ancient Iranians had a festival called “Farvardgan” which lasted ten days, and took place at the end of the solar year. It appears that this was a festival of sorrow and mourning, signifying the end of life while the festival of NoRuz, at the beginning of spring signified rebirth, and was a time of great joy and celebration.

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