Monday, March 24, 2008

Even the White House celebrates NoRooz!

NoRooz, Noruz or matter how you spell it - the message is the same.

A traditional Haft Sin table celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is seen set Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in the State Dining Room of the White House. Nowruz is, in Persian and some other cultures, including Kurdish culture, a family-oriented holiday celebrating the New Year and the coming of spring. The Haft Sin table has seven items symbolizing new life, joy, love, beauty and health, sunrise, patience and garlic to ward off evil.
White House photo by Chris Greenberg
Omid's Mom sent me the above picture & caption. I didn't hear a thing on the local media about Norooz on Wednesday. Nas was in a class at school and had a sub. When he took attendance, he asked her "if he should wish her a happy new year?" She said, "what?" He said he heard it was Persian New Year on the radio. Wish I'd heard it! Instead, I felt compelled to send cartoon ecards to everyone. It's neat that even the White House is celebrating (no matter where you side on the politcal fence).

1 comment:

Arezou said...

what a beautiful photo. Happy NowRouz...