Come to the Bright Hills to celebrate the Persian New Year, which usually occurs on March 21. It has been a tradition since the time of Zoraster (1750 to 600 BCE) and continues to this day.
Our celebration will focus on the period following the demise of the Caliphate (661) up to the time of the Mongol invaders (1219). During this time, Nowruz was elevated to an even more important event. Nowruz was welcomed in a majestic hall, wherein servants had placed gold and silver plates and vases full of fruit and colorful flowers. Musicians and singers add to the festivities. Come and enjoy our merry celebration with sweets, displays of gold and red, flowers, candy, cookies, pastries and live plants. Wear your finest Persian garb and share in our Persian Feast.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Persian Sekunjabin Competition - Documentation Required; Persian Garb Competition - Documentation adds points; Bardic Competition
Adult, Member: $11.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $16.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (7-17): $5.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-6): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills
Cost Notes: There is a cap on fees for families. Charges will not exceed fees for 2 adults and 2 children, 7-17 - not including NMS fee. On Board Maximum is $72.00.
Site: Manchester Volunteer Fire Department Activities Building, 3297 York Street, Manchester, MD 21102. Site opens 9am, closes 10pm.
Site Restrictions: No smoking. No open flames.
Feast Information: Authentic Persian Feast; Deadline for paid reservations is January 28, 2012 (must be postmarked before January 28, 2012. Menu to be published in early January. Contact Head Cook with dietary restrictions.
Merchanting Information: Space is limited. Please contact Lady Livia di Samuele/mka Sherrill Abramson E-mail: abramsonsm[AT]yahoo.com
Other Information: Co-Autocrat: Countess Rowan Berran McDowell
Autocrat's Information: Lady Katarzyna Witkowska E-mail: k_hawk_us[AT]yahoo.com
Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat
From I-695 take exit #19/I-795 N/N.W. Expressway/Owings Mills/Reisterstown onto Northwest Expressway (I-795 N). Follow for 8.7 miles. Take exit #9A/MD-30/MD-140 E/Hanover to the left, which becomes Butler Road (MD-128 N). Turn left onto Hanover Pike (MD-30). Go 14 miles and turn right onto York Street. The Hall is .3 miles on the right.