Note: I just got my 1st COVID vaccine, a Moderna, yesterday. I won’t lie — it’s knocked the stuffing out of me so I’ll keep this post brief. Make no mistake, as uncomfortable as I feel (achy, chills, fever, headache, poor sleep, which means my body is building protection, doing what it’s supposed to do), I most certainly will get my 2nd shot and totally recommend everyone get immunized.
Persians like my dear husband celebrate the Iranian New Year on the first day of spring. The celebration is two solid weeks of partying and time off from work, much like our winter holidays. Same as the European New Year, Nowrooz is a secular holiday. However some regard it also as a holy time.
No-rooz mobarak: Happy New YearEid-eh shoma mobarak: Happy New Year to you (formal)No-rooz pirooz: Wishing you a prosperous New YearSad saal be in saal-ha: Wishing you 100 more Happy New Years
Here we stand before the “sofre” that Khashayar puts together annually. Items represent a plethora of auspicious things that start with the letter “s” (in Farsi, of course). Here and here when I posted earlier about it, you can find out more. What a delight to see that my local Ralph’s grocery store put out a sofre with detailed explanations.
And what would a holiday be without a cute little dog licking her lips at the sight of those tasty pastries?
Have you been immunized against COVID-19 yet? If so, which brand did you get, and how were your first days, and later?…