Happy New Year

Happy New Year! What? Huh? Didn’t the New Year happen already?

Nowruz
The Haft Seen

This weekend we went to New York to celebrate the Persian New Year – Nowruz – with N’s family. Nowruz (Norooz?) marks the first day of spring. Let’s stop for a minute and think about how much sense this makes – the New Year is at the start of spring. I have no idea why everyone doesn’t do it this way. I’m exponentially more likely to keep my resolutions at the end of March than I am at the beginning of January, which tradition tells us is for binge watching tv shows and ordering takeout.

Plus, I can completely get behind any holiday or celebration that revolves almost entirely around eating. We ate a lot of stuff like this. N’s aunt’s were pretty excellent at convincing us that the more sweets we ate, the sweeter our year would be. I’ll be in a minor food coma for the next week or so. We washed everything down with loose leaf tea, an after meal tradition that I absolutely love.

I woke up today feeling really positive about life. It was bitter cold this morning but the sun was shining and I couldn’t help but feel like a fresh start was upon us. Happy New Year. Happy Spring. Let’s make it a good one.

 

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  • My school just had a Nowruz celebration too. I said the same thing! Everybody was saying that it’s actually pretty funny that they celebrate it around this time but for me it makes total sense. Spring feels much like a new start than cold-grumpy January! Glad to see you had lots of fun. Happy new year!

  • Sounds interesting, just saying

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