Seattle Iranian Festvial 2019 | June 22, 2019

Washington Post

I’ll miss the bonfire, but my Nowruz will taste like home
Iranians around the world are preparing to mark our new year. Nowruz means “new day” in our native language, and the ancient holiday’s 13 days of celebration mark what we consider the most logical time to start the year: spring, the annual rebirth of nature.

For me, this time is made rich from a lifetime of memories, as it is for most Iranians. New clothes are purchased. Families deep-clean their homes for weeks in advance; we do this because the days bring a constant parade of visits from friends and relatives.


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