Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Happy New Year. No, Really!

Today is the beginning of the celebration of Persian New Year, or Norooz, which translates to "new day." Of all the new year celebrations, I think this is the smartest of all, falling as it does at the beginning of spring, when the world is waking up again, blossoms abound and the air is filled with the sound of chirping birds. Seriously, who feels like celebrating when it's -9 degrees outside?

I'd love to tell you all about this holiday, but I'm on my way to go celebrate it at my parents'. Instead, I'll let you read my sister's version of it here. If you read her blog, you'll find links to her and our mom's haftseens, hers funky, mom's traditional. Me, barely being in survival mode this year, have opted to skip the extra work and enjoy the fruits of their labor instead.

Happy New Year to you all. May it be full of love and light.


Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

We have NO lilacs yet. Boo hoo. It was 29 degrees last night.

Happy new year. Looks fasinating.

OneScrappyChick said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Lissa Ballard said...

Happy New Year Torreh! I hope your new year is amazing and brings all things good and prosperous for you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year T. I absolutely love reading your blog (and your sister's) when you talk of your culture. I don't know much about it and I love learning!

Thanks for enlightening us all!

Love to you and yours!