The first day of spring marks the celebration of the Persian New Year – called Norooz – which literally means “new day” and is pronounced as “no rues”.
Doesn’t it seem fitting to start a new year at the very moment when winter ends and spring begins? Such a pretty and hopeful time of year – what with the slumber of winter ending and the awakening of critters and sprouting of blossoms and greens.
I would love to wax poetic about the traditions…
… and the yummy food associated with the Persian new year festivities …
… but by the time of this debut post, 13-bedar is already past and Norooz is officially over so it seems anticlimactic to go on about it at length.
We had such a sweet time celebrating it this year though that I couldn’t resist sharing some of our Norooz pictures with you.
The next post will be a recipe for Koofteh (stuffed Persian meatballs) that you’ll enjoy making and eating – so don’t miss it.
Until then: thanks for visiting & happy spring everyone!