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Monday, March 21, 2005

Haft-Sin Google Logo

Here is the Google's logo for Persian new year that is indeed the Haft-sin table.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Roots of Mistrust

Here is an article in USA Today about the roots of mistrust to the US in Iranian people (not government), as I had mentioned in clinton's interview and democracy in middle east: 50 years ago.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Memory of a Lovely Friend

In memory of a lovely person and friend who is now gone forever:
It is sad to loose somebody especially when for some super-stupid US immigration law, you weren't allowed to go and see them. Who should be blamed?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Happy Persian New Year

Sunday, March 20th 2005, at 7:33:24 am (Eastern Standard Time), is the begining of the new Persian year, Norooz. Indeed it would be the 1384th year in the Persian calendar. The whole official things in the country will be closed for about 13 days. I sort of missed such long and joyful holidays.

Persian calendar is based on the Earth's orbit around Sun and it goes back to centuries before Islam coming to Iran. Its root is in old Zoroastarian belief that wanted to make the new year in the begining of the new life in nature, begining of the spring. Here is a
research in the old Persian calendar.

One of the traditions, originated in some thousand years ago, is to begin the year near each other, and behind a table with certain things (see figure), called Haft-Sin, i.e. Seven "S", because there would be seven things in the table starting with the persian letter "S".

Two years ago, Google had changed its logo, in Persian New Year. I hope happy days for everybody on this year.