Sunday, April 02, 2006

New Year's Celebrations in Tehran

Here's a very interesting slideshow of the Nowrooz (new year's) celebrations in Iran. The Persian new year starts on the first day of spring, and is actually one of the oldest and most accurate solar calendars. The first 6 Persian months have 31 days and the last 6 have 30; so much easier to learn than the knuckle song!! I never understood why we add the extra day to February, in the Persian calendar you add the extra day to Esfand, the last month. Seems much more common-sensical no?

Link to the Slideshow. Enjoy!

- Assareh

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