Friday, March 20, 2009

Iranian New Year









15 comments:

Peggy said...

I don't know any but if I meet any, will do! Loved the story and you certainly still have the drawing knack...and then some! Good to see you back.

ellen said...

I wish I lived in a more diverse place now. I miss being around people of all colors, faiths and nationalities.
It is so good to be able to visit you again. Your art and words bring me much joy.

bobbie said...

I must echo Ellen's words.

I remember your post last year at this time. This is a wonderful celebration, and a perfect start for the new life of Spring.

Thank you for coming back from hibernation to bring us your wonderful drawings.

susan m hinckley said...

Hooray! Another reason to turn on the computer in the morning! Welcome back. I grew up in Utah (in a historic mansion -- another story) but when I was 14 our family started taking in Iranian students who came to the US to attend high school and college (it was the mid 1970's) and we had Iranian students for about 12 years. I came to love many of them, but it was sad for me that they had to leave their families and their beautiful country behind.

Endment said...

Happy New Year to Iranians and adopted Iranians
Hope you have a lovely spring --- It has been snowing here today - so I have to keep telling myself that "spring" has arrived.

Lana Gramlich said...

Happy New Year!
The fire leaping reminds me of Celtic festivals related to Beltane (May 1st,) & midsummer (June 21st.) Leave it to the Indo-Europeans to celebrate by challenges to one's health & safety! What better way to assure that you're alive? *LOL*

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story! One of my friends wished me a happy nooruz and sent me the link to this post. As an Iranian, I enjoyed your delightful anecdote, and I am glad that you had such a positive experience. I wish you a happy new year as well, and I hope that you are able to enjoy the start of spring!

Thank you,

Farnaz

coolwaterworks said...

Hi Caroline!

I am so happy that you are finally back and I'll have my treat of crayons!

Happy Iranian New year to you!

freebird said...

Yay! She's back. So glad to "see" you again. Missed you. Came and checked you blog a few times to see if you were coming back and now, here you are.

lila said...

Wonderful post! If only I could find a group of Iranians with whom to share a "New Year"s picnic ! The tradtional foods are wonderful!

katesmudges said...

It's great to see your new drawings ~ we are of similar ages I realise now. It's wonderful that you had the opportunity in 1979 to get to know more about the Iranian culture. What a wonderful way to celebrate New Year's. Happy New Year to you, my friend!!

Selma said...

Seeing your wonderful drawings made me realise how much I have missed you. It is such a treat to have you back. Happy New Year!!

Kimberlie Kranich said...

Thanks for the lovely story. It reminded me that there was an Iranian family on the same block where I lived in 1979. They were Gosem (spelling?) and Suri. I was in junior high at the time. I remember having a meal with them once and it was delicious. Perhaps it was a celebration of the new year.

A first crush was on an Iranian classmate named Ana Samimi. I used to go to her house and her mother fed me delicious food.

I too, am glad you are back. Am a friend of Emily and Tiffany.

Margaret Benbow said...

Your pictures of the Iranian New Year are so lovely, they leave me wanting to know more! I wondered what objects make up the "haft sihn" and also what dishes are in the traditional New Year's meal?

Barbara Anne said...

I'll put a post-it note on my December calender page to note this in March 2010.

What delicious information! Thanks!!