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Happy Nowruz!

March 19, 2013

Today I learned that tomorrow is the Persian New Year.  This is called nowruz pronounced nouˈɾuːz; which means “the new day”.  I had never heard of the Persian new year until today, when they were talking about it on the CBC. The beginning of the Iranian calendar coincides with the first day of spring.  Spring does feel like the beginning of something new.  It’s the beginning of a new season cycle and new life and growth.  The first day of spring makes a lot more sense than making a random winter day the beginning of the new year as we do with the gregorian calendar the world follows today.  And based on what I learned on the radio, similar to our New Year’s Day, nowruz is not a secular holiday not affiliated with any religious practice.  It is a cultural holiday not a religious holiday.  If you want to know more about nowruz – check out this page on wikipedia (I know some people don’t think Wikipedia is accurate, but I often find it to be a quick easy source of information): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz .

Sky Report at 10:00 am – It was snowing, but not very hard and the sky was very grey and overcast.  So despite the snow, I’m going to consider it a grey overcast day.

Yarn Strands: white and grey

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