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Nowruz

Must Be the Season of the Egg

Andrew Lawler | Posted 03.30.2016 | Religion
Andrew Lawler

Today, the world often seems like Humpty Dumpty after his fall, a shattered and confusing mess. Among what seem to be insurmountable divisions, there is little agreement on how to piece it together into a whole.

Resurrection... Now What?

Cynthia Kane | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Cynthia Kane

The spring holidays are such a time of preparation. Though Passover is still several weeks away, many Jews are cleaning their houses of the forbidden chametz--grains and leavened breads considered unkosher for the duration of the holiday.

Norooz 2016: Dates, Traditions, And History Of The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It’s also the Baha’i New Yea...

Hundreds Of Stranded Syrians Celebrate Nowruz In Greek Refugee Camp

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

More than 1,000 miles away from home, refugees were singing, dancing and smiling in a squalid tent city on the Greek-Macedonian border on Sunday, cele...

Let This Mystic Poet Be Your Guide On The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

Cyrus Abhar, an Iranian Baha’i engineer in Sacramento, California, was facing what he described as "serious difficulty" in his life some years ago. ...

Celebrating The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It's also the Baha'i New Year, b...

Obama Makes Case For Nuclear Deal In Message To Iran's People

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the "best o...

Obama Sends Nowruz Message To Iran

Reuters | Jeff Mason | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the ...

Persian Feast With Shiva Rose

Golriz Moeini | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

A charming afternoon I spent at at my remarkable girlfriend Shiva Rose's house, where we dove in and made a tasty Persian feast together for her unpar...

Celebrating The Persian New Year

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It's also the Baha'i New Year, b...

A Film Festival for the Persian New Year

Maryam Zar | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

In Los Angeles, Angelenos are lucky to have an organization called Farhang, headquartered right here close to home. Farhang works tirelessly year around to advance the understanding of Persian culture, without regard to political or religious conversations that often swirl around any mention of Iran.

At 12:57 p.m. EST Celebrate Life With Happiness

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

I am honored to hear that former Ambassador of Iraq to the UN, Dr. T Hamid al-Bayati, who worked hard to create the resolution establishing the International Day of Happiness.

Legendary Queen of Pop Sings in Queens, NY

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

In honor of Women's History Month, I want to highlight Googoosh, this legendary singer of Iran, and her dedication to pursuing music and the arts.

Beautiful New Year's Celebrations You've Never Heard Of

Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion

As we get ready to ring in 2014, we at HuffPost Religion would like to highlight celebrations from some of the world's religious traditions. While th...

Persian Girl's Navy Blue Vision

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

As a Persian girl, I am also envisioning the new President of Iran, Mr. Rouhani, as well as all the other World Leaders, bringing back to their countries plans which integrate King Cyrus's message.

Happy Nowruz! How We Celebrate The Persian New Year

Mahshad Khosraviani | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Mahshad Khosraviani

May you be wise enough to count only the blessings you have been showered with, the friends you have made, and the joys you've received in the past year.

One With the Walnut: Celebrating Nowruz in Kabul

Beth Murphy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Taste
Beth Murphy

"Damn those New Years' people," Razia says about this culinary tradition. Spoken like a woman who doesn't have time to waste. But it's only seven ingredients. So what's the big deal? You don't just throw the almonds, pistachios and walnuts in a bowl and call it a day.

Obama and the Iranian Nowruz: A 2009 Redux?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

I have anxiously reflected on this year's Nowruz greeting by Obama as potentially a 2009 redux. Back then, Obama squandered a chance to make a deal with Iran, because (a) he was too impatient for Iran's complex decision-making dynamics and (b) refused to hear out Iran's fundamental demands.

Another Nowruz Behind Prison Walls

Jack Gordon | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Jack Gordon

Three-year-old Artin Rahimian stands in line to visit his mother in Iran's Evin prison. It's been two years since Faran Hessami and her husband, Kamran Rahimian, were arrested for their role as educators for the Baha'i faith community, Iran's largest religious minority.

Happy Nowruz To All!

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Nowruz is the only holiday celebrated by all Persians, of every religious background, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Baha'i or of no religion. For a sense of this, multiply the food, festivity, family and tradition of Thanksgiving times 1,000.

PHOTOS: Despite Sanctions, Iranians Celebrate New Year

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, March 20 (Reuters) - These should be prosperous days for Ali Pasha, who owns a tourism company in Dubai that...

Obama Directs Nowruz Video At Iranian People, Decries 'Electronic Curtain'

Nico Pitney | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

A four-minute video message from President Obama directed at the people of Iran was released by the White House on Tuesday. "There is no reason for...

Persian New Year 2012: Artist Breathes New Life Into Nowruz

Aria Fani | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Aria Fani

Niloufar Talebi's The Persian Rite of Spring makes an entire culture, in which poetry is one of the most important and prized art forms, intelligible to all audiences, pulling together the pieces of a puzzle for both Iranian and non-Iranian audiences.

The War on Iranian New Year

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

If you understood Nowruz, you would understand the people of Iran. And you would understand what the economic sanctions, covert operations, and the words -- yes, the words -- of war are doing to a people on the brink of renewal.

Baha'is Celebrate Festive Season Of Ayyam-i-Ha

Rothwell Polk | Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

The Festival of Ayyam-i-Ha is a time of fellowship within the Baha'i community and toward all of humanity. Baha'is have few rituals so creativity is the watchword in community celebrations.