HAPPY PERSIAN NEW YEAR EVERYONE
In Persia we celebrate the first day of spring as our New Year. New Year in Persian is called "Noruz" which means "New Day". It was originally a Zoroastrian festival that dates back to about 2,800 years [but the Persian calendar was restarted about 1390 years ago]
The Persian calendar is one of the oldest calendars in the world as well as the most accurate solar calendar in use today.
Still, saying my age in the solar calendar compared to the Gregorian calendar makes me around 650 years old which is always fun to say
I would like to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about the customs behind this New Year because I am pretty sure that unless you are Persian, or have lived very closely with Persians, you wouldn't know much about it
The Persian culture is very much nature linked, and kinda in a similar way that on Christmas the custom is to put up a Christmas tree, on Persian New Year it is custom to co