Today is Nowruz, the ancient Iranian holiday celebrating the arrival of spring and, in the Iranian calendar, a new year. That really lovely holiday has unfortunately been marred since 2003 by the fact that it falls on the same day as the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, for which I suppose we… Continue reading Nowruz, the Iraq War, and my eyeballs
First off, belated Nowruz greetings to all of you. As people learn more about Iran I find that there are more and more Nowruz “explainers” out there for people to read, though I’m still partial to the one I wrote back in 2013. This one from NPR is nice, though. Today is also the 13th… Continue reading Nowruz, and the Iraq War at 13
Happy Iranian New Year (or spring equinox, if you prefer), everybody! Here in Virginia I’m ringing in the new season with snow on the ground and a head cold, so this is likely the last thing you’ll be seeing from me today. But as I did last year I thought I’d post a link to… Continue reading Nowruz Mobarak!
Blessed New Year to Persian speakers around the world. I posted a little background on the holiday at another of my many widely unread blogs, if anybody is interested.