Nowruz is the Persian New Year, which starts at the exact moment of spring equinox and conclude 13 days afterwards. This year’s Nowruz begins on March 20. A year ago, just before the Library closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were able to mount a display featuring a haft-seen spread to celebrate Nowruz. The Haft-Seen (Seven “S”s) is an arrangement of seven symbolic items whose names start with the 15th letter in the Persian alphabet that correspond to S in English.
To support the Persian language and Iranian studies at UBC, Asian Library has been developing a Persian-language collection. We have acquired more new titles recently and they are now available for circulating. Below are some of the examples. Library users can search these titles from the UBC Library catalogue and make request through the Materials Pick-up service.