Happy Nowruz 1395

….according to the Persian calendar the new year begins on the first day of spring

Iranians and Persians around the world are celebrating the new year on March 20. The day changes according to the positions of the sun. Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nowruz literally means ‘new day’.  I’m not sure where my son got the number 1395 because Nowruz has been celebrated for  over 3000 years. For more history about the Iranian New Year go here.

Last night our son and his fiancé sent us photos of their New Year’s Eve celebration with a group of Iranian friends in London. Clearly fish is a major part of the festivities.


Happy Nowruz!



5 thoughts on “Happy Nowruz 1395

  1. Happy Nowruz to you too Carol! My husband is Persian as well, I’m getting the dinner ready to celebrate the new year, no fish today, but I cooked a Persian soup, it has spinach, chick peas and lots of good stuff in it.

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    • This is why I love blogging. You learn such interesting things about other people. I love it when my future daughter-in-law cooks a Persian meal for us. I’m really looking forward to the wedding this summer and meeting her relatives.


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