In celebration of the Persian new year...

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    Mar 20, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    First of all, Happy Nowruz to everyone out there haha. That is the Iranian/Persian new year!!! So excited woohoo!!!

    Anyway, let's celebrate it with some Godney Spears <33333

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  • shutoman

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    Mar 21, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    I will skip over the Britney!

    But I wish you a Very Happy New Year!

    xx
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    Mar 21, 2010 2:00 AM GMT

    Happy Nowruz, luvitohateit!
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    Mar 21, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    In spite of Britney Spears,

    Happy Nowruz, luvtohateit!
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 21, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    Persian men are the hottest men on the planet. Yay for a new year full of them!
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    Mar 21, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    Awww you guys are so sweet (EXCEPT WHATS THE GODNEY HATE?!??!) lol jk.

    Happy Nowruz to y'll as well - it's something we can all celebrate as it isn't only for Persians/Aryans or followers of Zoroastrianism!

    Spring = new beginnings, clean out the mess in your life and embrace the many beauties of life!!!

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    Mar 21, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidPersian men are the hottest men on the planet. Yay for a new year full of them!


    Hahah I hope I fit into that generalization haha...and thank you icon_smile.gif
  • EricLA

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    Mar 21, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Here in California some of our danceclubs (L.A., Silverlake, San Francisco) have gay Persian nights called Club Nur

    http://clubnur.com/
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    Mar 21, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    EricLA saidHere in California some of our danceclubs (L.A., Silverlake, San Francisco) have gay Persian nights called Club Nur

    http://clubnur.com/


    Wow! Great post! I'm moving to LA after college and that's awesome hahah
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    Mar 21, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
    Aside from jumping over fires, what is traditional for Nowruz?
    Is it common to exchange gifts? (If so, what kind?)
    Do you have a spring feast?
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    Mar 21, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidAside from jumping over fires, what is traditional for Nowruz?
    Is it common to exchange gifts? (If so, what kind?)
    Do you have a spring feast?


    Nowruz is celebrated for 13 days...on the fire day thing, called Charshanbeh Souri (Last Wednesday), we jump over fire and play with fire and some people dress up in a black face costume (very much like Santa Clause), etc...these are very old traditions.

    Preparation for Nowruz begins with spring cleaning, buying new clothes and setting the Haft Seen, a table containing seven items starting with the letter 'S' — Sabzeh (freshly grown greens), Samanu (sweet wheat paste), Senjed (jujube), Seeb (apple), Seer (garlic), Somagh (sumac) and Serkeh (vinegar).

    The Sabzeh (the grown greens) keeps growing until a big picnic which happens on the 13th day of the New Year...this is supposably meaning that all the evil spirits have grown and on that day, we throw out the plant so the house is clean, etc.

    As far as gifts go, we exchange money, not gifts usually. Like today, I got close to $200 from my parents icon_smile.gif

    The money, or eidi, is usually given from older relatives to younger ones...like if I go over my uncle's house, he has to give me and my siblings money - and the same goes for all extended family.
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    Mar 21, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    What a typical haft seen looks like:

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