REFUGEE SUPPORT CENTER

MUDEM welcomes the spring with Nawruz

Refugee Support Center (MUDEM-RSC), in cooperation with the Governorship of Ordu, Ordu Provincial Directorate of Migration Management, and Ordu Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, organized an activity named “Welcoming the Spring with Nawruz”. We celebrated the Nawruz, which is regarded as the herald of spring and amity, and has been celebrated with the unique customs and traditions of Middle East Culture for centuries, with the participation of our Iranian beneficiaries and a broad protocol. The event started with speeches by Safa Karataş, General Coordinator of MUDEM-RSC; Abdülkadir Katırcıoğlu, Director of Ordu Provincial Directorate of Migration Management; Uğur Katırcıoğlu, Director of Ordu Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism; Ekrem Yaman, Deputy Governor of Ordu. The speeches were followed by events such as introduction of Nawruz and its historical background, theatrical performance; “Fruz”, a play that symbolizes Nawruz in Iranian culture, and introduction of Haft-sin Table which occupies and important place in Iranian culture. The participants to the event welcomed spring with an enjoyable day performing the essentials of Nawruz; leaping over the bonfire and performing traditional folk dances.