Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy New Year!


Norooz, commemorating the New Year, has been celebrated in Iran, , throughout nearly three millennia of its recorded history. Norooz begins at the vernal equinox, the first day of spring season, a day of rejuvenation and reconciliation, forgivness of self and others, reinvigorations and rebirth. Norooz's arrival is symbolized in nature by the sprouting of greens and grains, flowers and trees.

NoRooz ( various local pronunciations and spellings)aditional Iranian new year holiday celebrated in Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, the countries of Central Asia such as Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, as well as among various other Iranian and Turkic people in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Northwestern China, the Caucasus, the Crimea, and the Balkans.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi congratulates Persian New Year to Iranian-Americans - Eid eh Shoma Mobarak. It is my distinct honor to bring you greetings on the occasion of Nowruz, Persian New Year. As Speaker of the House, and the Representative from California's 8th Congressional District in San Francisco, I am proud to have a diverse constituency, including a vibrant Iranian-American community that represents the beauty and strength of our country. 3/19/08

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

happy new year
- Amir

Azarmehr said...

nowroozet khojasteh bad dooste khoobam

Rosemary said...

Happy New Year, dear! How are you doing? I pray you are well. :)

Aryamehr said...

Noroozat Pirooz Hamihane Gerami!

Anna ny mouse said...

Happy new year, Serendip jan.may the new year will be one of joy and happiness. where is the fishie?! LOL

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SERENDIP said...

ny mouse: You are so observant my dear. I had too much death last year... and I just can't stand another death; even a fish after the holidays are over.

May we all have blessed days all year long.

Nazy said...

My Very Dear Serendip:

Eidet Mobarak. I hope this is a year filled with joy of life, laughter, noosh, and love for you my soulful friend. Let there be peace on earth this year. Nowooz-e to va khanevadat pirooz.

Ana ny mouse said...

Sorry to hear that. hope you will hear only good news this year, news of life, love and joy.
I like the fish on the haftsin because fish stare, you stare and that's supposed to be fun!(just another psycho!)

saggezard said...

Happy new year and wishing for you the best, and freedom for all Iranians from despotism.