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Eidi Shoma Mobarak! Happy New Year!  
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

At approximately 1736 Zulu, Spring started, marking the Iranian New Year.

An older New Year tradition than that of January 1st, it is the holiday that brings together Iranians of all backgrounds (Moslems, Jews, Armenians, Azeris, Kurds, Persians, etc.).

So set out your haft seen, eat way too many nuts, fruit and cookies and drink enough tea to keep you up for a year. Here's to a happy and prosperous New Year.


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Happy New Year! My current landlady is from Iran, and she filled me in on this. When I got home, she was preparing something for a New Year's Party she was going.

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4869 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Isn't it Nowruz? This is an old Zoroastrian festival that still exists in an Islamic Republic. Correct me if I'm wrong...

Happy Nowruz to all Iranians!


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11929 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
Moslems, Jews, Armenians, Azeris, Kurds, Persians, etc.

Interestingly enough, the one Iranian I had gotten to know in the last few years said he was Zoroastrian.

In case anyone else wanted to know what the religious breakdown is in Iran, Wiki's Iran page gives the following:

Quote:

Religion in Iran is dominated by the Twelver Shi'a branch of Islam, which is the official state religion and to which about 89% of Iranians belong. About 9% of Iranians belong to the Sunni branch of Islam, mainly Kurds and Iran's Balochi Sunni. The remaining 2% are non-Muslim religious minorities, including Bahá'ís, Mandeans, Hindus, Yezidis, Yarsanis, Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians.

Interesting, no?

Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
Here's to a happy and prosperous New Year.

  



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 2):
Isn't it Nowruz?

Yes.

Quoting comorin (Reply 2):
This is an old Zoroastrian festival that still exists in an Islamic Republic. Correct me if I'm wrong...

Nowrouz and Mehragon are both still celebrated. There was a time when the loser government tried to marginalize it and was told to get stuffed.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):

Interestingly enough, the one Iranian I had gotten to know in the last few years said he was Zoroastrian.

All Iranians generally have significant elements of Zoroastrianism incorporated into their lives, even the most religious Moslems and Jews.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Happy Now ruz to everybody! Am I too late in wishing?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Quoting Airxliban (Reply 5):
Happy Now ruz to everybody! Am I too late in wishing?

You have 13 days, so I think you are alright.



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