Happy Spring and Happy Persian New Year plus Video by da-AL

Photo of Nowrooz spread by Katzenfee50 from Pixabay
Image by Katzenfee50 from Pixabay

Spring and the start of any new year are laden with happy promise — those of releasing past griefs and embracing potential good times ahead.

I wish you, dear reader, all the best for this new season that for many countries also marks the start of a new calendar year.

Here’s a speech I did for Toastmasters…

Persian New Year (aka Nowrooz, which is spelled a variety of ways due to varying alphabets) is not (n-o-t) a religious holiday. Moreover, other countries also (a-l-s-o) celebrate it, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Albania.

Did you know that Japan celebrates a version of Nowruz?

Have you got plans for Spring?…

38 thoughts on “Happy Spring and Happy Persian New Year plus Video by da-AL

  1. Nice speech! That was very interesting. Maybe we celebrate New Year on first of January just to have a celebration and reasons for fireworks when it is most dark outside … 😉

    My plans for spring are: to enjoy it and take care of my flower beds, maybe start some vegetables.

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  2. Happy Nawrooz to you and your husband, Daal. May it be filled with joy. Your Toastmaster’s speech was enlightening and I really enjoyed it. I love the idea of the darkest and for some the most fearsome part of winter becoming the beginning of the New Year. It says a great deal about hope and the future. I love the table. Would you be willing to explain the symbolism of the fish? What are traditional dishes served at Nawrooz? Thanks for sharing this cultural celebration.

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  3. Interesting speech! When you was showing the picture in the book the thing that caught my eye was the Garlic. My property has a lot of wild garlic and seeing it come up is one of the signs of Spring. A relative of Garlic is “Ramps” (wild leek). Every Spring we have festivals involving Ramps to celebrate Spring.

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  4. Thank you Daal for your News Years speech. It put a smile on my face and put me in a calmer state of mind than the one I was in. Wishing you and Kashayar and all of your loved ones a very happy new year.

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  5. Here in Germany it is called “Nowruz”, mainly and especially the Kurds from Turkey made it more wellknown with us. The Pre-Christian native beliefs in Europe had a similar spring feast, later assimilated by the Christian Eastern. Bye, bye.

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