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In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Iranian New Year Celebration, or NOROOZ, always begins on the first day of spring.
Norooz ceremonies are symbolic representations of two ancient concepts - the End and the Rebirth; or Good and Evil.

The origins of Norooz are unknown, but they go back several thousand years predating the Achaemenian Dynasty.
The ancient Iranians had a festival called "Farvardgan" which lasted ten days, and took place at the end of the solar year. It appears that this was a festival of sorrow and mourning, signifying the end of life while the festival of Norooz, at the beginning of spring signified rebirth, and was a time of great joy and celebration.

I CONGRATULATE TO ALL IRANIAN PEOPLE ANYWHERE AROUND THIS MOTHER EARTH.

((Fara Residane Norooz-e Baztani Ra Be Shoma Va Khanevadeh Gerami Tabrik Gofteh Va Sali Pur As Salamati Va Shadkami Barayetan Arezoomandam.))

I HOPE IN THIS NEW YEAR [ 1387 ], YOU WILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL LIFE WITH GOOD HEALTH AND LOTS OF SUCCESS.

EID-e Shoma Mubarak

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Tonite is 28th Esfand 1386 (18th March 2008). It is ChaharShanabeh Sori, where these days, young people spent their money for exploding small firecrackers for fun!

I remember when I was younger, we had a peaceful ChaharShanabeh Sori without having fears of any casualties.

ANYHOW, I perfered to stay with my dear computer and design a Eid card for the Iranian New Year.

If you are curious to know, it took me almost 7 hours PS works with creating 27 layers!
I should mention my computer crashed down twice which I had to re-do the works again.

FT1