Mar 17, 2006

Eid-e Noruz Mobarak!

Yes, it's that time of year again (the Spring Equinox) where us Iranians get ready to celebrate the beginning of our new calendar year - 1385!

The celebration is called Noruz and it's been around for quite a while (almost 3000 years!)

This is what the traditional Noruz sofreh looks like - It's called the Haft Sin.

I wish for justice-peace, love and joy for the new year!

Noruz-e-taan mobarak!


Blogger brownfemipower said...

you know, i started following your site when you were blogging about the winter soltice(is that how you spell it? too lazy to find out on my own!!! :->)
i think that some day when we meet, we should get together over a lovely iranian holiday-- and after we feast on amazing food cooked by well paid grannys(cuz they are the only ones who *really* know how to cook!!) we can share a dark red freshly cut pomegranate--staining our lips dark red with stories of liberation and beauty...

8:18 PM  
Blogger brownfemipower said...

sorry about the above post, i'm working on a story at the moment, so of course all my comments that i am leaving are flowery and not really about anything much.

i was gonna erase it, but then the creative beatnik goth total geek got the better of me, and i decided to leave it and just apologize for my obtuse behavior!!!

8:27 PM  
Blogger Homofictus said...

Yo, mad informative. Thanks. I'm not being facetious.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

BFP - you are so poetic! I love it! Yes yes yes, it's all about the holidays, eating good food (LOTS of it) and talking liberation! I hope it happens one day! I'll bring the pomegranates :)

So you're working on a story? very cool! short story? novel?

anyway girl, your comments are always appreciated.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

thanks homofictus - I try not to include too much info so people aren't all overwhelmed - I provide the links in case people wanna check out more info.

1:23 AM  
Blogger brownfemipower said...

pq, yeah, it's a short story, but it's the longest short story i've ever worked on, so i am completly over fucking whelmed at the moment. i usually work in the twenty page range, and i am currently in the sixty page range, and i am ready to just sit and cry because there are about fifty storyline strands that i now need to tie up neatly for the end of the story, and i'm not even sure if i have all the strands much less what is the best way to tie them all actually deals a lot with blowing the myth that all mexican women like to do is cook cook cook... :-)

10:29 PM  
Blogger rabfish said...

that's hilarious and awesome!!! good luck to you, big time good vibes. you have great writing skills, i would love to read one of your sort stories one day.

12:51 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

LOL! you mean that's a myth?? ;)
There's a few Middle Eastern women and cooking story themes i've come across and it's like, man, get over it already! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE cooking, but come on now?!!
good luck on the piece...I know exactly where you're at and it's not a fun process...but just think of how great it's gonna be when it's done! It sounds like you're cooking up something real nice (pardon the pun!) :)

1:23 AM  
Blogger nehanda said...

i wish to you and your family and loved ones a blessed and peaceful year. inshallah

2:10 AM  
Blogger Kalimba said...

Wowcool. Welcome to 1385. I keep coming back to this post and links and getting an appetite!

12:09 PM  
Blogger skyscraper said...

happy belated Nooruz, sister!

wow, what a relief - i haven't met anyone who celebrates it in the hole that i currently live in. so i didn't do anything festive and didn't mark this special day in any way, except for feeling a bit nostalgic and homesick on the 21st.

thank you for posting that beautiful table - it made me feel closer to home

2:14 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

Awwww!! i'm so glad!
it sucks to be in the diaspora and not be able to share special cultural days like this one with others around's just not the same when you do it by yourself (trust me, i've done that!)

3:49 PM  
Blogger skyscraper said...


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