Happy Nowruz – Persian New Year

….I’m a day late

My daughter-in-law’s family celebrated Nowruz yesterday in Iran. I wanted to post the Iranian quilt square on this special day but I’m a day late. To those who celebrate I apologize. Thanks to Becky B for hosting March Square.

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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.

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Happy Nowruz!