Because Hoder didn't.
March 20, 2005 12:48 AM   Subscribe

Happy Noruz 1384! Learn about the Persian new year and festivities and traditions that take place.
posted by BuddhaInABucket (9 comments total)
I like the fact that No Ruz occurs on the Spring Equinox, celebrating the new year and life and rebirth when it is actually happening in the cycle rather than in the dead of winter as in Christian and/or Western fashion.

Thanks for the excellent post, I learned a lot.
posted by loquacious at 4:25 AM on March 20, 2005

And happy first day of Spring while yer at it fer us red state pagan types who don't go in for all this fancy Persian stuff.
posted by kozad at 6:32 AM on March 20, 2005

Niced , thanks!
posted by carter at 7:16 AM on March 20, 2005

Niced Nice - Oops, don't know what happened there. And those are great links, very informative!
posted by carter at 7:20 AM on March 20, 2005

great post! thanks!
posted by blendor at 10:03 AM on March 20, 2005

Loved the astronomy info here.
Now, take a whiff!
posted by Julie at 12:36 PM on March 20, 2005

Because Hoder didn't.

Ah, but I did, way back when. Now Ruz is a more Anglicization.
posted by y2karl at 2:38 PM on March 20, 2005

more common Anglicization--but, to be sure, there are so many variants...
posted by y2karl at 2:39 PM on March 20, 2005

Nice post, I'm glad someone did one. We usually at least have sabzeh growing for it. But no leaping over a fire. Looks like authorities in Iran are trying to put a stop to the fire leaping.
posted by lobakgo at 8:20 AM on March 21, 2005

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