Bird Rock students learn about Persian New YearBy Staff4:12 p.m.March 22, 2011⎙ Print💬 Comments - Neda Masri and her daughter Alex, who is a third grader. Photo: Ronit Austgen Share PhotoReddit✉ Neda Masri and her daughter Alex, who is a third grader. Photo: Ronit Austgen Reddit✉-CommentsBird Rock Elementary students recently learned about the Persian New Year, which coincides with the first day of Spring. The holiday is celebrated by Iranians worldwide and has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years. It is a celebration of family.