Tag Archives | Persian New Year (Norouz)


Happy Nowruz and the First Day of Spring!

Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring. And on the Persian calendar, it is also the first day of the new year. Actually, the Spring Vernal Equinox falls today, March 20th, at 6:45 P.M. EDT. It’s a time to gather with your family, sit around the haft sin and share the traditional meal of sabzi pollo ba mahi (herbed […]

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Happy Noruz!

This Sunday, March 20th, at 4:21 PST Spring will arrive! The Persian New Year will also begin. There are many reasons why I love this holiday, putting aside that it dates back 3000 years. Spring has always been symbolic as a time of rebirth, where the cold winter is over, and the beauty of spring […]

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Persian Herb Quiche (Kookoo Sabzi) by FamilySpice.com

The Persian New Year and Kookoo-yeh Sabzi

With all the chaos in my household, I forgot yesterday was Chahr-Shambeh Souri. This is the Tuesday night prior to Nowruz (Persian New Year) where you jump over flames to ward off evil. Sounds dangerous to an outsider, but it’s a very symbolic gesture. Alas, my hubby is out-of-town this week, in the cold-still-feels-like-winter-Wisconsin and […]

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Persian New Year and Ash-e Reshteh

Unfortunately for my husband, I am not a soup eater. There are only a few soups I totally adore: Good New England Clam Chowder, Authentic Florida Conch Chowder and Ash-e Reshteh. And luckily for me, I will be eating plenty of Ash-e Reshteh this weekend! Among the many traditions we have for Norouz, Persian New […]

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