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20

Happy Persian New Year!

Michael CarabashI spent last night and this morning at my future in-laws’ home, celebrating the Persian New Year. The Persian New Year is based on the modern Iranian Calendar (still used in Iran and Afghanistan), which was last modified in 1925 by the Iranian Majlis.

The current Iranian Calendar year is AP 1388 (AP = Anno Persico/Anno Persarum = Persian year). The Iranian year usually begins on 21 March of the Gregorian calendar. Add 621 or 622 (depending on the time of the year) to an Iranian year to find the corresponding year of the Gregorian calendar (source: Wikipedia).

I woke up this morning (at around 7:30 a.m.) just in time to celebrate the New Year (which occurred at 7:45 a.m.) with Khaley Monir (my future mother in law), Amou Akbar (my future father in law), Parastou Gheidarpour (my fiance), Parisa Gheidarpour (Parastou’s sister), Mohamed El-Laham (Parisa’s husband), Faris El-Laham (Parisa and Mohamed’s son), and Poria Gheidarpour (Parastou’s brother)

Happy Eid Narouz!

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