Thursday, March 20, 2008
Today is Spring Equinox and also Nowruz, new year's day on the old Persian calender and celebrated these days by Zoroastrians, Alawites, Baha'is, and some types of Sufis. It is also a secular holiday in Iran. Nowruz is celebrated variously with gift giving, feasts, and jumping over bonfires. I vote for food.