Starting Fresh With Persian New Year

I love spring. Everything is fresh and new — new flowers, new growth, and new changes. On top of that, the Persian New Year, called Norooz, is celebrated in the spring.

Norooz is a little bit like a combination of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The holiday has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years, and it isn’t religiously oriented in any way. Instead, Norooz is all about cultivating hope for the future and shedding the past. It’s a celebration … CONTINUE READING